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Is targeting human cells, rather than the virus itself, key to preventing the next pandemic?

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Geoffrey Siwo, research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, realized there may be a way to develop therapies for new viruses. Rather than target a virus, he is looking at methods to stimulate the natural antiviral defense systems present in all cells and that can work broadly against a wide variety of viruses … known, unknown, and mutant.

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