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Virus research. Researcher removes a vial containing a viral culture from cold storage. Viruses cannot live in isolation, and are cultured inside host cells. Such cultures are widely used in research into new drugs to treat viral diseases. Important viral diseases include AIDS, herpes, influenza ('flu) and hepatitis. Photographed at Trimeris' biopharmaceutical laboratory in Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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