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An End to Herpes -- and HIV?

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  • Scientists say a new class of drugs may be effective against viruses that cause diseases like herpes and AIDS.
  • Instead of trying to kill the virus, these drugs take a different approach: They prevent an invading virus from using its human host's cdk, a substance that drives cell division. Without cdk, the virus can't reproduce itself.
  • It's possible that cdk-blocking agents could be used to fight certain types of cancer. Scientists still have to access their safety in people as well as learn how knocking out cdk can prevent a viral infection.

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