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Influenza study: Meet virus' new enemy
Date:2/21/2013

nza develops resistance to Replenza less frequently, but it's not the drug of choice like Tamiful because it's not water-soluble and has to be taken as a nasal spray.

"Our new compounds are structurally more similar to sialic acid than Tamiful. We expect this closer match will make it much more difficult for influenza to adapt to new drugs."

Ultimately, the new compounds will buy scientists more time to develop new vaccines for emerging strains of influenza that are resistant to existing vaccines.


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Contact: Carol Thorbes
cthorbes@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University
Source:Eurekalert

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