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Article ID: 713628

Ebola Crisis in DRC Demands Immediate, Ongoing Investments

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province remains uncontrolled despite heroic efforts on the part of international and local responders. The spread of the disease continues to pose imminent risks of cross-border transmission. In its 11th month, the outbreak has claimed nearly 1,300 lives.

Released:
29-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: NIH awards $35 million grant to establish global Consortium to develop treatments for Ebola, Lassa and other viral threats
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    29-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 713521

NIH awards $35 million grant to establish global Consortium to develop treatments for Ebola, Lassa and other viral threats

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

La Jolla Institute Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., will lead a five-year global effort totaling up to $35 million that brings together experts from around the world to streamline and accelerate the development of immunotherapeutics against emerging and re-emerging viral threats. The international consortium is funded through the Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (CETR) program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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27-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 713242

Positive Aspects of Masculinity Helps Improve Boys’ Attitudes Toward Relationship Violence

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A program aimed at reducing violence against women and girls by focusing on positive expressions of masculinity changed the attitudes of middle school boys who may have been prone to harassment and dating violence as they got older, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick and University of New Hampshire led study that was done in partnership with prevention practitioners in New England.

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21-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 713236

Vaccines for everyone

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world.

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21-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712493

Groundbreaking Study Could Lead to Fast, Simple Test for Ebola Virus

Loyola University Health System

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to produce, potentially could be used in a simple filter paper test to detect Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.

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7-May-2019 12:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 711867

Newly discovered Ebolavirus may not cause severe disease in humans

University of Kent

Researchers from the University of Kent's School of Biosciences have provided evidence that a newly discovered Ebolavirus may not be as deadly as other species to humans.

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24-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Ebola Virus – Subject Matter Experts

Article ID: 711174

Ebola Virus – Subject Matter Experts

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University faculty offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. Topics include WHO, Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), International Health Regulations, infectious disease control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, and global health security and law.

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12-Apr-2019 2:30 PM EDT

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