Nearly a century ago, scientists began looking at the idea of broad spectrum drugs that would be effective against a number of infectious agents, report UTMB’s Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of Medical Discovery News. Research at UTMB and at UCLA has identified a molecule called LJ001 that’s effective against some of the world’s most deadly viruses, including Ebola, HIV, influenza and more. MDN airs locally at 10 a.m. Saturday on KUHF.