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    3-Nov-2016 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 664105

New TSRI Study Suggests Ebola Can Adapt to Better Target Human Cells

Scripps Research Institute

A new study co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that Ebola virus gained a genetic mutation during the 2013–16 epidemic that appears to have helped it better target human cells.

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Article ID: 661788

Sociol-Ecological System Approach Leads to New Information in Study of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

SUNY Upstate Medical University

In an article published online Sept. 13 in UGEC Viewpoints , Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, MPA, describes how a collaborative approach by researchers of varying disciplines is being used as a framework for studying the mosquito-borne viruses, zika, dengue and chikungunya.

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28-Sep-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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    8-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 660276

New ‘Trojan Horse’ Antibody Strategy Shows Promise Against All Ebola Viruses

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In research published in Science, a team of scientists describe a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles’ heel shared by all known types of Ebola virus. Two antibodies developed with this strategy blocked the invasion of human cells by all five ebolaviruses. The team included scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Integrated Biotherapeutics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and The Scripps Research Institute.

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6-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658749

TSRI Scientists Pinpoint Ebola’s Weak Spots

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus.

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8-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658286

Collateral Harm: The Impact of Ebola and Related Fears on Facility-Based Child Deliveries

Georgetown University Medical Center

The first known household survey examining the collateral harm to pregnancy services in areas affected by the West African Ebola epidemic suggests a significant slide backwards in child and maternal health. The study, conducted in Liberia, points to the deep disruptions caused by the Ebola epidemic — even in parts of the country with relatively limited transmission.

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29-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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    14-Jul-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 657173

Ecologists Identify Potential New Sources of Ebola and Other Filoviruses

University of Georgia

Researchers identify bat species most likely to carry filoviruses and map hotspots for disease surveillance and virus discovery efforts.

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14-Jul-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 656709

Quick, Early Test for Ebola Could Prevent Epidemics

Princeton University

Researchers from Princeton University are joining with colleagues from U.S. government laboratories in an effort to dramatically improve the test for the Ebola virus. The goal is to offer a quick, accurate and inexpensive method to help contain future epidemics.

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6-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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U.S. Needs Greater Preparation for Next Severe Public Health Threats, Independent Panel Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

An Independent Panel formed to review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s response to Ebola calls for increased coordination both within HHS and across all involved federal agencies and strengthened coordination and collaboration with state and local governments and their private-sector partners.

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30-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Political Pitfalls in Handling Ebola May Carry Over to Zika

University of Michigan

If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola—and early indications are that in many ways it is—the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordination and a lot of political finger pointing, according to an analysis by the University of Michigan.

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27-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT
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