Could a drug engineered from bananas fight many deadly viruses? New results show promise

(University of Michigan Health System) A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new research suggests. And the process used to create the virus-fighting form may help scientists develop even more drugs, by harnessing the 'sugar code' that our cells use to communicate. That code gets hijacked by viruses and other invaders.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news