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Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolve


September 26, 2017

A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reveals that flu viruses' rapid evolution relies in part on hijacking some of the cellular machinery of the infected host cell, a group of proteins called chaperones, which help other proteins fold into the correct shape. When viruses are unable to get help from these proteins, they do not evolve as rapidly. Full Story

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