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November 17, 2020

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Why Doesn't Ebola Cause Disease in Bats, as It Does in People?

A new study uncovered new information on why the Ebola virus can live within bats without causing them harm, while the same virus wreaks deadly havoc to ...

Scientists Find Ally in Fight Against Brain Tumors: Ebola

Glioblastomas are relentless, hard-to-treat, and often lethal brain tumors. Scientists have enlisted a most unlikely ally in efforts to treat this form of cancer -- elements of the Ebola ...

What Makes Some People More Receptive to the Idea of Being Vaccinated Against Infectious Disease?

Fear, trust, and the likelihood of exposure are three leading factors that influence whether people are willing to be vaccinated against a virulent ...

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses ...
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Lack of COVID-19 Preparedness in Line With Previous Findings, Economists Find

The threat of a catastrophic pandemic in 2014 -- the West African Ebola outbreak -- did little to change the perception of US citizens regarding the importance of preparing for future outbreaks, say ...

New Transmission Model for Ebola Predicted Uganda Cases

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the researchers who developed ...

Mortality Rates in Ebola Survivors After Hospital Discharge Could Be Five Times Higher Compared With the General Population

In the first year after hospital discharge, mortality in Ebola survivors was five times higher than would be expected in general Guinean population (55 deaths versus 11 deaths), according to an ...

Vulnerability to Ebola and Lassa Fever Can Now Be Properly Assessed

Identifying vulnerabilities to outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever is possible following new research. This will aid government agencies and health organizations in evaluating a country's ...

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

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 ...

Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease

Medical researchers are calling for universal standards of care to be applied in relation to Ebola virus ...

Biomechanics of How the Ebola Virus Attaches to Its Host Cell

Engineers and microbiologists have developed a simple model for virus-host cell interaction driven by Ebola's adhesion to cell surface receptors. The findings could provide new information to ...

Ebola Survivors in Liberia Face Ongoing Health Issues, Study Finds

Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues -- including uveitis (eye redness and pain), abdominal, chest, neurologic, and musculoskeletal ...

Protecting Those on the Frontline from Ebola

Online training has increased the knowledge of health care workers about effective prevention of Ebola up to 19 percent and reduced critical errors to 2.3 percent in a small cohort. These findings ...

Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Ebola Is Safe in Adults

The investigational Ebola treatment mAb114 is safe, well-tolerated, and easy to administer, according to findings from an early-stage clinical trial. Eighteen healthy adults received the monoclonal ...

Scientists Discover Ebola Virus in West African Bat

Scientists announced the first finding of Zaire ebolavirus in a bat in West Africa, adding to other evidence suggesting bats serve as a natural wildlife reservoir for Ebola and other related ...

Another Piece of Ebola Virus Puzzle: Host and Virus Protein Interaction

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 ...

Experimental Antibody 'Cocktail' Protects Animals from Three Deadly Ebola Viruses

Scientists have developed a combination of monoclonal antibodies that protected animals from all three Ebola viruses that cause human disease. The antibody 'cocktail,' called MBP134, is the ...

Ebola-Fighting Protein Discovered in Human Cells

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. The newly discovered ...

New Interactions Between Ebola Virus and Human Proteins Discovered

Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reproducing ...

Modified Malaria Drug Proven Effective at Inhibiting Ebola

Researchers have discovered that certain derivatives of amodiaquine, a medication typically used to treat malaria, could provide a new therapeutic approach to treating patients infected with Ebola ...

Synthetic DNA-Delivered Antibodies Protect Against Ebola in Preclinical Studies

Scientists have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results showed that DMAbs were ...

Durable Immune Response to 3 Experimental Ebola Vaccines: Broad Vaccine Implications

In the midst of an increasingly volatile Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a new study finds that the immune response generated by three experimental Ebola vaccines -- including one ...

Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity

A new Lassa fever and rabies vaccine shows lasting immunity and suggests a new way to test for ...

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

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

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