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RPI researchers use nanoparticles to treat influenza in mice

by Zachary Matson, The Daily Gazette

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrated in a paper published last month how they successfully treated immune-compromised mice exposed to the influenza virus with a new nano-particle drug.

The drug, designed and tested by a team of RPI and South Korean researchers, uses “structural decoys” to attract the virus’ coat protein that would otherwise bind to lung cells. Once the virus adheres to the drug, it eventually “self-destructs.” Continue reading RPI researchers use nanoparticles to treat influenza in mice