Breaking the SARS Code

The frightening respiratory disease SARS, which paralyzed much of Asia in the spring of 2003, has since faded from the headlines, obscured by rising new threats like avian influenza. But scientists know that SARS is not gone for good, and research efforts to unlock the secrets of the virus that left almost 800 dead continue. At the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where the SARS coronavirus was first identified in March 2003, researchers last week announced the results of a landmark study that could point the way toward potential anti-SARS drugs and provide a potent research tool to quickly analyze new...

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