Navigation Links
Leading Ebola researcher at UTMB says there's an effective treatment for Ebola
Date:8/29/2014

A leading U.S. Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to 5 days after infection, at a time when the disease is severe.

Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology, has written an editorial for Nature discussing advances in Ebola treatment research. The filoviruses known as Ebola virus and Marburg virus are among the most deadly of pathogens, with fatality rates of up to 90 percent.

Since the discovery of Ebola in 1976, researchers have been actively working on treatments to combat infection. Studies over the past decade have uncovered three treatments that offer partial protection for monkeys against Ebola when given within an hour of virus exposure. One of these treatments, a VSV-based vaccine was used in 2009 to treat a laboratory worker in Germany shortly after she was accidentally stuck with a needle possibly contaminated by an Ebola-infected animal.

Further advances have been made that can completely protect monkeys against Ebola using small 'interfering' RNAs and various combinations of antibodies. But these treatments need to be given within two days of Ebola exposure.

"So although these approaches are highly important and can be used to treat known exposures, the need for treatments that can protect at later times after infection was paramount," said Geisbert.

Further research led to a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies that protected 43% of monkeys when given as late as five days after Ebola exposure, at a time when the clinical signs of the disease are showing.

The new study from Qui and colleagues at MAPP Biopharmaceutical Inc. used ZMAPP to treat monkeys given a lethal dose of Ebola. All of the animals survived and did not show any evidence of the virus in their systems 21 days after infection, eve
'/>"/>

Contact: Donna Ramirez
donna.ramirez@gmail.com
409-772-8791
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Leading evolutionary scientist to discuss how genome of bacteria has evolved
2. Worlds leading coral experts to gather in Australia
3. Putting plants online: 4 leading botanical gardens to create first online catalog of all plants
4. EMBO welcomes 55 leading life scientists as members
5. Leading statistician receives national citation award
6. Leading childhood asthma group supports federal asthma action plan to reduce disparities
7. BiOptix Participates in Leading Life Sciences Event BioWest 2012
8. Team including UC Riverside entomologist honored for research leading to healthier potato chips
9. Aware Enables Automated Delivery of Radiation Dose Information Through Integration With Leading Radiology Reporting System
10. Discovery of pathway leading to depression reveals new drug targets
11. Leading RSV researcher publishes work at Le Bonheur Childrens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... de 2015 La 10 th International Conference ... de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015 en ... año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. Desde su inauguración ... de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo en el ... dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 The 10 th International Conference on ... October 22-25, 2015, in Shenzhen , ... celebrating its 10 th anniversary this year. Since its inauguration ... influential annual meetings in the ,omics, fields, and is one ... ICG-10 focuses on recent breakthroughs and advances in ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ANGELES , July 27, 2015   ... evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced ... solution is now available on Android smartphones and ... inpatient and post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook to ... same patient,s condition, streamline care transitions to other ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3The 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) to Open in October 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3
... HOUSTON African-American adults living closer to a fast food ... who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers ... this association was particularly strong among those with a lower ... American Journal of Public Health indicates higher BMI ...
... endothelium, the cellular layer lining the body,s blood ... hundred nanometers in thickness, this super-tenuous structure routinely ... compression to create a unique and highly dynamic ... tissues from the body,s circulatory system. It,s ...
... has discovered an ancient extinct creature with ,scissor hand-like, claws ... his favourite movie star. The 505 million year ... which is a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions, was ... as Edward Scissorhands - a movie about an artificial man ...
Cached Biology News:Body mass index of low income African-Americans linked to proximity of fast food restaurants 2Body mass index of low income African-Americans linked to proximity of fast food restaurants 3Endothelium, heal thyself 2Endothelium, heal thyself 3Endothelium, heal thyself 4Actor Johnny Depp immortalized in ancient fossil find 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 HUYA Bioscience International (HUYA) today announced ... Japan Society of HTLV-1, held this week at the ... of the Society is to promote research on HTLV-1 ... medical technology and research related to these fields to ... "HUYA is proud to support this prestigious conference," said ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Inc. Magazine released its annual list ... as number 1,361 in growth for the three years through 2014. Being named to ... privately held organizations in the country. , “We are thrilled to make the ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015 In response to recent ... and The US Postal Service to no longer ... ,select agents, by the CDC, Marken reaffirmed today ... sensitive shipments. Marken uses its flexible ... and certified personnel to ensure the safe and ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... August 26, 2015 , ... MediVet ... a second US laboratory is to open in Manhattan, Kansas in early October, ... and long-term growth of research and development through collaboration with researchers from Kansas ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 2HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 3HUYA Bioscience International Sponsors Japan Society Of HTLV-1 Annual Meeting 4iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3Marken Ensures Safe Transportation Of Select Agents And Toxins 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 2MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility in Manhattan, Kansas 3
... ... ... Writers Association named medical writer, Rita Buckley, Writer/Owner of medical writing firm ... received the awards for The Lehman Series Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery, published ...
... the ability of researchers to examine biological specimens, ... recent advances in X-ray diffraction methods have helped ... While significant progress has been made in ... techniques rely on fluorescent labeling technologies, which prohibit ...
... BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR ) today announced that its ... per share of common stock, representing a 7.1% increase over the company,s first quarter ... annualized dividend of $0.60 per common share. , ... BioMed also announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend ...
Cached Biology Technology:Medical Writer Rita Buckley Wins Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication 2Medical Writer Rita Buckley Wins Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication 3Researchers use X-ray diffraction microscope to reveal 3-D internal structure of whole cell 2Researchers use X-ray diffraction microscope to reveal 3-D internal structure of whole cell 3BioMed Realty Trust Declares Second Quarter 2010 Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends 2BioMed Realty Trust Declares Second Quarter 2010 Common Stock and Preferred Stock Dividends 3