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Researchers Discover Possible New Target to Attack Flu Virus

April 9, 2014

[caption id="attachment_45357" align="alignright" width="300" caption="This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the flu virus"]NS1 Protein[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a protein produced by the influenza A virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. That makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.

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