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Human Swine Flu A(H1N1) - EPFL scientists develop computer tool to identify mutations that make influenza resistant to Tamiflu

 
 
 

EPFL scientists develop computer tool to identify mutations that make influenza resistant to Tamiflu

Article Date: Tuesday 01 04 14 07:31 UTC
Full Article: Disease/Infection News Feed
Tamiflu is one of the few available treatments for those who come down with the flu. But the virus quickly develops resistance; multiplying at a rate of several generations a day, these tiny pathogens rapidly accumulate genetic mutations. Because of this, they have a good chance of developing counterattacks to the antiviral. How can these infinitesimal variations be identified within the immensity of the virus' genetic code? EPFL researchers have created a computer tool that can shed light on the flu virus' formidable adaptability.

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