The influenza virus. The small-molecule candidate drug described in Science this week binds to the “stalks” of the proteins studding the virus’ outer coat; in still-early experiments that seems to prevent the virus from infiltrating cells of the human lung.

The influenza virus. The small-molecule candidate drug described in Science this week binds to the “stalks” of the proteins studding the virus’ outer coat; in still-early experiments that seems to prevent the virus from infiltrating cells of the human lun