Oct. 22, 2010, 9:17 a.m.
In a study, published in PLoS Pathogens, NIH "researchers determined how the dengue virus releases itself from its protective membrane as it penetrates deep inside a cell," HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report reports. The discovery could lead to new preventive drugs or treatment measures for dengue. "The researchers plan to test various compounds to find out whether they can block this key step that the dengue virus uses to infect cells" (10/13).