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Article ID: 677688

Tulane University Awarded $12 Million to Create Lassa Fever Vaccine and Treatment

Tulane University

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University more than $12 million to test a promising drug treatment against Lassa fever and develop a vaccine against the deadly disease endemic in parts of West Africa.

11-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 676461

Influenza Virus Can Overcome Potentially Crippling Mutations

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that for the virus that causes the flu, two wrongs can sometimes make a right.

14-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 676324

Argonne X-Rays Used to Help Identify a Key Lassa Virus Structure

Argonne National Laboratory

Research done at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source was vital to the process of identifying the structure, which provides a guide for designing a Lassa virus vaccine. Lassa virus is endemic to Africa and kills thousands of people a year; it is particularly deadly for pregnant women.

13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 676281

Pregnancy Problems Not Necessarily Tied to Zika Viral Load or Dengue Fever

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy are not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth. The presence of antibodies to previously acquired dengue fever also is not necessarily linked to abnormalities during pregnancy or at birth.

12-Jun-2017 9:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 676081

Tackling infectious disease – one protein at a time

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A team of scientists in the Pacific Northwest has solved the 3-D structure of 1,000 proteins from more than 70 organisms that cause infectious disease in people. The proteins come from microbes that cause several serious diseases, including tuberculosis, Listeria, Giardia, Ebola, anthrax, C. diff., Legionella, Lyme, chlamydia and the flu.

8-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 676003

Tulane Researchers Help Find Possible Explanation for Unparalleled Spread of Ebola Virus

Tulane University

The world may be closer to knowing why Ebola spreads so easily thanks to a team of researchers from Tulane University and other leading institutions who discovered a new biological activity in a small protein from the deadly virus.

6-Jun-2017 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 675675

Perseverance Pays Off in Fight Against Deadly Lassa Virus

Scripps Research Institute

This story starts with a young graduate student in San Diego and leads all the way to Sierra Leone, to a unique hospital where Lassa fever victims arrive by the thousands every year.

31-May-2017 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 675396

Congo Ebola Outbreak: Health Care Providers Should Review Response Plans

University of Michigan

With an Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say health care providers should review their Ebola response plans now to avoid repeating past mistakes.

25-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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