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Snapshot of Chikungunya Could Improve Viral Arthritis Treatment and Prevention

News   Jun 05, 2019 | Original story by Tamara Bhandari for Washington University School of Medicine.

 
Snapshot of Chikungunya Could Improve Viral Arthritis Treatment and Prevention

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a detailed 3-D structure of chikungunya virus (shown in blue and green) attached to a mouse protein (in magenta) that the virus uses to get inside cells and cause disease. The findings could accelerate efforts to find new ways to prevent or treat viral arthritis. Credit: Katherine Basore.

 
 
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