Bone drug might help fight flu viruses

August 14, 2009 The two drugs are marketed under the brand names Aredia and Reclast.

In the lab, researchers at the University of Hong Kong exposed human cells that have been infected with the influenza viruses to the two drugs. They observed the drugs triggered production of a type of white blood cell that went on to kill the virus infected cells.

Researchers are now planning to test their discovery on people.

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