Shark Steroid Could Fight Human Viruses – Without Harming Sharks

CENonline 22.09.2011

Michael Zasloff, a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, talks about how he first discoved squalamine in dogfish sharks, how it can be made in lab (to avoid having to harm sharks to get squalamine), and how its chemical properties could aid the fight against viruses like Hepatitis B. Filmed and edited by Carmen Drahl/C&EN



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