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BBC News Magazine Examines Antiviral Drug Research

BBC News Magazine examines an antiviral drug called Draco, developed by Todd Rider, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “which has proven successful against all 15 viruses to which it has been applied in lab trials with human tissue and mice,” including “the common cold, H1N1 or swine flu, a polio virus, dengue fever, and the notorious and fatal Ebola virus.” The magazine discusses ongoing research, provides information on how Draco works, and provides a link to an audio program discussing “the search for a broad-based antiviral” on Discovery from the BBC World Service (Hegarty, 12/20).  

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