Drug designer: New tool reveals mutations that cause HIV-drug resistance

  • Drug designer: New tool reveals mutations that cause HIV-drug resistance – Protease inhibitor drugs are one of the major weapons in the fight against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but their effectiveness is limited as the virus mutates and develops resistance to the drugs over time. Now a new tool has been developed to help predict the location of the mutations that lead to drug resistance.

Chemist and writer Robert Slinn gives us his Slinn Pickings from the world of chemistry.