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May 24, 2017

Early Blood Signatures of Vaccine Immunogenicity

Apr. 26, 2017 — Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect. This is one of the results of a new ... read more

Using Nanoparticles to Detect Deadly Viruses

Apr. 18, 2017 — A system composed of two different types of nanoparticles can be used to accurately, sensitively and quickly detect ... read more

Interferon Drug Shows Promise in Treating Ebola

Mar. 21, 2017 — A pilot study of a class of drugs used to treat hepatitis and some forms of multiple sclerosis has been shown for the first time to ease symptoms of Ebola patients, while also increasing their ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A two-vaccine regimen to protect against Ebola virus disease induced an immune response that persisted for approximately one year in healthy adult volunteers, according to results from a Phase 1 ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Ebola is one of the world's most virulent diseases, though rodent species such as guinea pigs, rats and mice are not normally susceptible to it. However, through repeated infection of a host ... read more

New Scoring System Predicts Ebola Severity

Feb. 2, 2017 — While Ebola virus disease (EVD) is notorious for being one of the world's most deadly infections, it actually has a wide range of outcomes, where asymptomatic presentation may be as common as ... read more

Study Uses Social Media, Internet to Forecast Disease Outbreaks

Jan. 19, 2017 — When epidemiological data are scarce, social media and Internet reports can be reliable tools for forecasting infectious disease outbreaks, according to a ... read more

Blood Test Can Predict Life or Death Outcome for Patients With Ebola Virus Disease

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection. Scientists have ... read more

Life After Ebola

Jan. 17, 2017 — The long-term clinical and social sequelae following survival of Ebola infection are unknown. A recent study organized a medical follow-up of people who survived infection by the virus; 802 ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A team of scientists has identified a mechanism that appears to represent one way that host cells have evolved to outsmart infection by Ebola and other ... read more

Lung-Specific Ebola Infection Found in Recovering Patient

Jan. 5, 2017 — Scientists have found potential evidence of Ebola virus replication in the lungs of a person recovering from infection, according to new research. The findings could aid research into new treatment ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — A long-sought-after mechanism has been found in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Researchers have identified mutations in Ebola virus that emerged during the 2013-2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa that increased the ability of the virus to infect human ... read more

Antibodies from Ebola Survivors Neutralize Virus, Protect Against Infection in Lab

Oct. 26, 2016 — Antibodies generated from the blood of survivors of Ebola virus disease can strongly neutralize the Ebola virus in the laboratory and protect mice from a lethal viral challenge, report ... read more

New Model Could Help Improve Prediction of Outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa Fever

Sep. 2, 2016 — Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model. This could in turn help inform public health messages to prevent ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Mass drug administration may have reduced malarial incidence during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, according to a new ... read more

New Small Molecule Compounds Could Treat Ebola Virus Infection

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have found Ebola's Achilles' heel: a new kind of chemical compound can block the protein Ebola uses to break out of cells and infect new cells. The compounds could potentially be ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers have protected nonhuman primates against Ebola Sudan four days following exposure to the ... read more

Data Sharing Should Become Routine for Best Reponse to Public Health Emergencies

Aug. 16, 2016 — The recent outbreaks caused by Ebola and Zika viruses have highlighted the importance of medical and public health research in accelerating outbreak control and have prompted calls for researchers to ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, according to data collected at an Ebola diagnostic ... read more

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