Microbes in the News

Yeast may reveal a cure for colds

Article synopsis:
An RNA molecule found in yeast can prevent the replication of the common cold virus in human cells. Researchers have confirmed this in the laboratory and hope that it may eventually lead to a medically approved treatment.

Article citation:
"Does Ordinary Baker's Yeast Hold Secret To Curing Common Cold?," The New York Times, Nov. 22, 1994, p. .

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