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Article ID: 668825

Ebola Grant Expanded From $12 Million to $24 Million

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Supplemental funding will allow three partner institutions to perform additional site visits, conduct more education and training courses, as well as build a special pathogens research network.

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3-Feb-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 666968

UF Plays Key Role in Trial for Successful Ebola Vaccine

University of Florida

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection.

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23-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666966

Trial Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Provides High Protection Against Disease

University of Maryland School of Medicine

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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23-Dec-2016 8:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 664515

Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. And Texas Biomed Announce NIH Award to Develop a Treatment for Ebola

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) recently awarded $596,533.00 to Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPI) to initiate a partnership with Texas Biomedical Research Institute aimed at repurposing an antimalarial for use against the Ebola virus.

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10-Nov-2016 8:00 AM EST
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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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2-Nov-2016 3:25 PM EDT
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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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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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