A Virus In Armor Could Be A Boon To Nanomedicine

Viruses are pesky germs that have evolved a battery of strategies to outwit the body's defenses. Now scientists have discovered that one virus, HK97, does battle in a coat of armor similar to the chain-mail suits worn by medieval knights. The research, which was reported in the Sept. 22 issue of Science, has major implications for nanomedicine, a rapidly growing research area that uses tiny machines to repair the body on the molecular level.

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