Antivirals

Antivirals are substances that inhibit virus infection or replication. Antivirals can be used as drugs to prevent or treat diseases caused by viruses.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • News & Views |

    New strategies based on nucleic acid technologies are being exploited to treat chronic hepatitis B—a pilot clinical study of antisense oligonucleotide treatment shows the potential promise of this approach.

    • T. Jake Liang
    Nature Medicine 27, 1672-1673
  • Editorial |

    Epidemic diseases are not a new phenomenon, but easy access to transport in the modern world has accelerated their spread. Perhaps some botanical understanding can help slow them down.

    Nature Plants 6, 177
  • News & Views |

    Baloxavir marboxil (BXM) represents a promising advance in antiviral chemotherapies for influenza infections. Identification of transmissible BXM-resistant strains in Japan may hit pause on widespread adoption of this therapy and could lead to revision of surveillance practices for emerging viruses.

    • Karen A. Kormuth
    •  & Seema S. Lakdawala
  • Research Highlights |

    The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study reports the results of a case–control study to characterize the causes of pneumonia in children without HIV infection from Africa and Asia.

    • Andrea Du Toit