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Gene discovery by HKU team of researchers could lead to hand, foot and mouth treatment breakthrough

A study led by the University of Hong Kong has discovered a gene key to viral infections that could lead to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), shedding light on the development of a specific treatment for the illness. But researchers said it could take about another 10 years to develop the drug. Led by the university s top microbiologist, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, the study identified that a gene named hWARS found in every human cell was the receptor for enterovirus-A71...

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