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Giving flu the slip

发布时间:2019-03-07 07:15:02来源:未知点击:

A pill that wards off flu is being patented by Lovesgrove Research of Powys, a company that normally specialises in agrochemicals research (GB 2347858). The company says the work was “done on a shoestring” and it now needs a partner to commercialise the drug. When a virus binds to a living host cell, DNA or RNA from the virus crosses the cell membrane and replicates. The patent claims that benzeneacetic acid 2-(diethylamino) ethyl ester prevents infection because it makes the host cell slippery,