New hope for infectious disease treatments

Scientists have developed a technique to stop viruses and bacteria multiplying in the human body, paving the way for new drugs to treat infectious disease, cancer and neurological disorders.

The international research team created two molecular compounds that inhibit the function of the protein clathrin. Clathrin is responsible for the human body taking in “signalling molecules”, which stimulate cell growth and division, and spread infections.

Read more at University of Newcastle