Tag: Antibodies

Ebola Vaccine: Human Antibodies Target Marburg & Ebola Viruses

One step closer to Ebola vaccine: Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Scripps Research Institute for the first time have shown how human antibodies can neutralize the Marburg virus, a close cousin to Ebola. Their findings, published this week in two papers in the journal Cell, should speed development of the first effective treatment and vaccine against these often lethal viruses, said...

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Mutating Ebola Virus Warning: Medical Microbiologist says it’s already changing

While the numbers surrounding the Ebola epidemic in West Africa are scary enough — the death toll is nearing 5,000, and a possible infection rate of 50,000 has been forecast —mutation, a single word, may be more worrisome than all of the virus’s epidemiological statistics put together. According to medical microbiologist Michael McCann, Ph.D., professor of biology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University...

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