Finding A Flu Fighter | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 15 | p. 35 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

Finding A Flu Fighter

Small molecule battles influenza virus in a novel way
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: flu, influenza, RNA polymerase

A small molecule that inhibits influenza viruses via a novel mechanism has been added to scientists’ flu-fighting arsenal (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1119817109). Current influenza drugs either aren’t effective against deadly influenza B strains or are prone to resistance. A team led by Arianna Loregian and Giorgio Palù, of Italy’s . . .

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