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Aspirin may have antiviral properties

Feb. 25, 2002 at 5:00 PM

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists in New Jersey have found that aspirin and other pain medications may be important new weapons against viruses that cause birth defects. Aspirin's pain-relieving mechanism apparently sabotages DNA reproduction in a distant cousin of the herpes virus.

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