Issue Date: July 1, 2013
A Potent Step Toward Banishing HIV
By subtly tweaking the structure of the natural product prostratin, chemists have come up with molecules that could help eradicate AIDS (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302634110). The current antiretroviral cocktail used to treat HIV only attacks active virus. People must take these drugs for life because the virus also adopts a dormant provirus form, which hides . . .
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