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Article ID: 705407

Ebola-Fighting Protein Discovered in Human Cells

Northwestern University

Ebola virus (green) infects human cells much more easily when you remove the protective RBBP6 protein (compare left to right). Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study from Northwestern University, Georgia State University, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Gladstone Institutes published today, Dec.

13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 702339

Texas Biomed Scientists Researching Ebola-Malaria Connection

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Texas Biomed researchers – in collaboration with the University of Iowa – are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region.

17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701959

Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against Ebola Virus Shows Potent and Long-term Efficacy in Preclinical Studies

Wistar Institute

A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered by Wistar scientists offers complete protection from Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) infection in promising preclinical research.

10-Oct-2018 9:10 AM EDT
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    2-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701256

Text Messages Quickly Track Health Care Use During Ebola Outbreak

New York University

A new study from the NYU College of Global Public Health and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, published in Nature Digital Medicine, used text message surveys to determine in real time how people used maternal health services during a recent Ebola outbreak and measured a drop in hospital-based births during the outbreak.

27-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700447

Rare Antibodies Show Scientists How to Neutralize the Many Types of Ebola

Scripps Research Institute

Two new studies by scientists at Scripps Research are bringing Ebola virus’s weaknesses into the spotlight, showing for the first time exactly how human and mouse antibodies can bind to the virus and stop infection—not only for Ebola virus, but for other closely related pathogens as well.

12-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 698671

New Research Pinpoints Pathways Ebola Virus Uses to Enter Cells

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A new study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication.

8-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698593

Novel Vaccine Approach Proves Powerful Against Zika Virus

Ohio State University

A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found.

6-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 698417

Ebola Virus - Subject Matter Experts

Georgetown University Medical Center

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University professors offer expertise for journalists seeking interviews in a variety of subjects related to Ebola. Topics include infectious disease control and treatment, vaccine development, clinical trials, global health security, and international health regulations. To schedule an interview, please contact Karen Teber at km463@georgetown.

1-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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