The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists.... NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Four research teams at Columbia University will share a $2.1 million grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs... more
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