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Aspirin fells flu viruses in vitro.

Aspirin fells flu viruses in vitro

Aspirin may offer flu sufferers more than just relief from aches and pains. When researchers added aspirin to influenza viruses in cell cultures, it inhibited vital growth, according to Richard T.C. Huang and Ellen Dietsch of the Free University in West Berlin. At a low aspirin concentration, most viral activities remained detectable, but as the concentration increased, viral activity gradually decreased until, at 1.8 grams, aspirin "completely prevented" the synthesis of two key viral proteins, the researchers report in the Sept. 22 NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
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