October 25, 2010

Putting a Bull’s-Eye on the Flu

Beating the flu is already tough, but it has become even harder in recent years — the influenza A virus has mutated so that two antiviral drugs don’t slow it down anymore. Reporting their findings in the journal Science, researchers from Florida State and Brigham Young move closer to understanding why not, and how future treatments can defeat the nasty bug no matter how it changes.

Credit: Producer: Julie Walker Editors: Lindsay Walton, David Wehle Videographer: David Wehle Additional images provided by Florida State University and 3Dscience.com

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