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Submission + - The molecule that might combat SARS 1

votenoone2008 writes: Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester have discovered a molecule that could combat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). It counteracts the enzyme that allows SARS to replicate and a patent filed by the researchers suggests that — since it resembles Tamiflu — it might also help combat Bird Flu. It was discovered through computer simulations and has yet to be trialled, but it could perhaps make a very useful drug.
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The molecule that might combat SARS

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  • I'm not a doctor, biologist, or medical researcher, so this is just a stab in the dark.

    A respiratory disease that starts in southeast Asia or Oceania, spreads to humans from animals, such as SARS, probably is very similar to influenzas in both contagious spread pattern and what will stop it. This is largely because influenzas are largely respiratory in nature, spread from animals to humans, and often start in the same part of the world under similar conditions.

    I'm sure there's a good reason that SARS is cla

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