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December 4, 2009

Gene-Based Drug Fights Hep C in Chimps—Maybe HIV One Day

"A new type of drug targeting a portion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) known as microRNA substantially reduced HCV levels in chimps and continued to work for several months after dosing stopped, according to an announcement by the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) in San Antonio. What’s more, say the researchers, the novel treatment approach might also work against other viruses such as HIV."

Read more in POZ, December 4, 2009.