Shoyu, or soy sauce, may soon be helping HIV patients.
Ten years ago, researchers noticed that a molecule used to enhance the flavor of shoyu, which is called EFdA, had a striking resemblance to HIV medication.
Now, virologists at the University of Missouri have confirmed that the molecule is up to 10 times more effective than those typical drugs.
It could serve as a next generation treatment to stop HIV from spreading in the body because it's less quickly broken down by the body and drops the virus lead to undetectable levels.
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New this morning ... Shoyu -- may soon be helping H-I-V patients. Researchers have discovered that a potent molecule found in shoyu has the potential to serve as a next generation treatment to stop H-I-V from spreading in the body. They say the molecule is less quickly broken down by the body as similar existing drugs. That molecule is used to enhance the