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October 15, 2010

New look at multitalented protein sheds light on mysteries of HIV

EurakAlert!: "'A better understanding of Gag's behavior might allow researchers to develop antiviral drugs that target the HIV assembly process, which remains unassailed by medical science,' says Hirsh Nanda, a postdoctoral researcher at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) and a member of the multi-institutional research team. 'Our method might reveal how to inhibit new viruses as they grow.'"