A snippet of genetic material from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Researchers are working on new ways to cure infections, using molecules (purple) that bind to folds in the virus’s RNA genome. Credit: Martina Zafferani, Duke University
Professor Amanda Hargrove and her team, to include graduate student Martina Zafferani, have identified chemical compounds that can latch onto the complex shapes that RNA takes on as it folds upon itself, and block the virus’s ability to replicate.
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