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TSRI scientists reveal secrets of a deadly virus family: Findings could guide development of treatments for Lassa fever

For the first time, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells.

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The new structure gives scientists a new view of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), a virus present on every continent except Antarctica.
Credit: Image courtesy of the Ollmann Saphire lab, The Scripps Research Institute.