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NIH-funded researchers identify target for chikungunya treatment

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Photo Credit: NIH. Female (left) and male (right) Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Female A. aegypti mosquitoes can carry chikungunya virus. NIAID

Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a useful target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research published in the journal Nature. A team led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted the research, which was funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more.

Published May 21, 2018, by NIH


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