Going Viral (Not)

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Molecular biologists Ileana Cristea, left, and Thomas Shenk (seen here at Celebrate Princeton Invention 2011) have discovered that naturally occurring proteins called sirtuins can inhibit the growth of multiple types of viruses. They are working with chemist David MacMillan to develop a new class of antiviral drugs -- thanks to a boost from the University's Intellectual Property Development Fund, which helps early-stage projects move beyond the lab toward the marketplace. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/6t9r7rj

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