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Patent that has brought over $350 million to U of M is about to end

The royalties from an HIV drug called Ziagen will trickle to zero in 2013, which means less money for new research.
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The royalties from an HIV drug called Ziagen will trickle to zero in 2013, which means less money for new research.

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