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Computer Modeling Reveals How Surprisingly Potent the Hepatitis C Drug Works

February 19, 2013

Los Alamos National Laboratory A study by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and a multinational team reveals how daclatasvir, a direct-acting antiviral agent in development for the treatment of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), targets one of its proteins and causes the fastest viral decline ever seen with anti-HCV drugs--within 12 hours of treatment. Full Story

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