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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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Article ID: 710726

New $22 Million Project Targets Deadly Viruses

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded an international consortium led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, a five-year, $22 million grant to develop antibody-based therapies against four highly lethal viruses for which there are no approved vaccines or treatments.

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3-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 708896

Robots Without Borders: Finding new ways to treat Ebola

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Aid workers put their lives on the line to treat patients with Ebola. Can robots help make their jobs a little easier and allow more people to survive the disease? Bill Smart, professor of robotics at Oregon State University, is exploring how robots may be most useful during disease outbreaks.

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4-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
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    11-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707682

Sophisticated Blood Analysis Provides New Clues About Ebola, Treatment Avenues

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients is providing clues about the progression of the effects of the virus in patients and potential treatment pathways. The findings point to a critical role for a molecular pathway that relies on the common nutrient choline, as well as the importance of cellular bodies known as microvesicles.

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6-Feb-2019 5:15 PM EST

Article ID: 707067

NIAID-Sponsored Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccines Begins at Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccines intended to protect against Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola) has begun in the United States at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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28-Jan-2019 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706582

Another Piece of Ebola Virus Puzzle Identified

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

A team of researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease in human hosts. Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute were part of a nationwide collaborative with scientists at Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco and Georgia State University for a study recently published in the journal Cell.

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17-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST
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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.

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13-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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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.

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17-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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