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Newswise: Texas Biomed continues testing Ebola therapies and vaccines showing promise in outbreak areas

Texas Biomed continues testing Ebola therapies and vaccines showing promise in outbreak areas

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

In mid-August 2019, human clinical trials were halted in the current Ebola epidemic that has claimed more than 2,100 lives in Africa. The findings resulted in the discontinuation of two of the drugs in the trial. Future patients will be randomly assigned to receive either REGN-EB3 (Regeneron) or mAb114 (Ridgeback Biotherapeutics) in an extension phase of the study. Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists in the Institute’s Biosafety Level 4 contract research program conducted preclinical testing of several of the compounds in the trial, working with Regeneron and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

Channels: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines, Ebola, Grant Funded News,

Released:
26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Community-Based Wildlife Carcass Surveillance Is Key for Early Detection of Ebola Virus

Community-Based Wildlife Carcass Surveillance Is Key for Early Detection of Ebola Virus

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) scientists partnered with the Republic of Congo Ministry of Health to develop a low-cost educational outreach program and surveillance system for wildlife mortality that has continued now for over a decade.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Wildlife, Ebola,

Released:
28-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Machine Learning Helps Create Detailed, Efficient Models of Water

Machine Learning Helps Create Detailed, Efficient Models of Water

Department of Energy, Office of Science

A team devised a way to better model water’s properties. They developed a machine-learning workflow that offers accurate and computationally efficient models.

Channels: Artificial Intelligence, DOE Science News, Energy, Supercomputing, Technology, Ebola, DOE Science News,

Released:
9-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Existing anti-parasitic drug could offer treatment for Ebola

Boston Children's Hospital

Amid the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Congo, now threatening to spill into Rwanda, a new study suggests that an existing, FDA-approved drug called nitazoxanide could potentially help contain this deadly

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Ebola,

Released:
8-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

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

The World Health Organization’s declaration today that the year-long Ebola crisis is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is hoped to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. The decision was made following new incidents highlighting risks of repeated cross-border spread of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Ebola, U.S. Politics,

Released:
18-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Latest Uganda Cases

New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Latest Uganda Cases

Kansas State University

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it. They published "Risk assessment of Ebola virus disease spreading in Uganda using a multilayer temporal network" in bioRxiv before the Uganda cases.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Ebola, African News, All Journal News,

Released:
25-Jun-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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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.

Channels: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Vaccines, Ebola, U.S. Politics,

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