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UF Plays Key Role in Trial for Successful Ebola Vaccine

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola infection.

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Trial Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Provides High Protection Against Disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. And Texas Biomed Announce NIH Award to Develop a Treatment for Ebola

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The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) recently awarded $596,533.00 to Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPI) to initiate a partnership with Texas Biomedical Research Institute aimed at repurposing an antimalarial for use against the Ebola virus.

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New TSRI Study Suggests Ebola Can Adapt to Better Target Human Cells

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A new study co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that Ebola virus gained a genetic mutation during the 2013–16 epidemic that appears to have helped it better target human cells.

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Sociol-Ecological System Approach Leads to New Information in Study of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

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In an article published online Sept. 13 in UGEC Viewpoints , Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, MPA, describes how a collaborative approach by researchers of varying disciplines is being used as a framework for studying the mosquito-borne viruses, zika, dengue and chikungunya.

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New ‘Trojan Horse’ Antibody Strategy Shows Promise Against All Ebola Viruses

In research published in Science, a team of scientists describe a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles’ heel shared by all known types of Ebola virus. Two antibodies developed with this strategy blocked the invasion of human cells by all five ebolaviruses. The team included scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Integrated Biotherapeutics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and The Scripps Research Institute.

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TSRI Scientists Pinpoint Ebola’s Weak Spots

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute now have a high-resolution view of exactly how the experimental therapy ZMapp targets Ebola virus.

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Collateral Harm: The Impact of Ebola and Related Fears on Facility-Based Child Deliveries

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The first known household survey examining the collateral harm to pregnancy services in areas affected by the West African Ebola epidemic suggests a significant slide backwards in child and maternal health. The study, conducted in Liberia, points to the deep disruptions caused by the Ebola epidemic — even in parts of the country with relatively limited transmission.

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As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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Ecologists Identify Potential New Sources of Ebola and Other Filoviruses

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Researchers identify bat species most likely to carry filoviruses and map hotspots for disease surveillance and virus discovery efforts.







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