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+ - Revolutionary antiviral from MIT Lincoln Lab->

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rvalles writes "MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers developed and tested a revolutionary antiviral which activates apoptosis in cells infected with viral dsRNA. It's called DRACO (Double-stranded RNA [dsRNA] Activated Caspase Oligomerizer) and it's been developed as part of a program called PANACEA (Pharmacological Augmentation of Nonspecific Anti-pathogen Cellular Enzymes and Activities). It should be effective against almost if not all viruses, so it's likely going to entirely change the way we deal with viral infection."
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Revolutionary antiviral from MIT Lincoln Lab

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