CSIRO_Magipics_flu_image_Feb2013web.jpg16 April 2013

A potential new flu drug developed by Australian and international researchers could quickly bring future flu outbreaks under control, buying time for specific vaccines to be developed. The new drug is effective against resistant strains of the flu virus, which is notorious for its ability to mutate and find ways to successfully defend itself against flu treatments.

Stopping the flu virus in its tracks

Image: the new drug (yellow) stops the virus detaching itself from the cell surface (CSIRO and Magipics)