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:11/10/2014)... shelves in early 2010, and people have used them ... be tossed into a washing machine without ever having ... though, has come with risks for young children. , ... found that from 2012 through 2013, U.S. poison control ... years of age swallowing, inhaling, or otherwise being exposed ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... from a team of Florida State University biologists could ... adapt to and survive environmental swings such as droughts ... issue of the journal The Plant Cell , ... and proteins) is organized in a cell and how ... turned on and others are turned off. , "If ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... associate professor of biology in the UTSA College ... the nation selected to receive a two-year $300,00 ... Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President Obama,s ... to create new technology that will demystify complex ... behaviors in neuroscience are broken into the interactions ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2Maize analysis yields whole new world of genetic science 2UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 2UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 3
... ever European-wide retrospective analysis presented today at the International ... to be effective treatments, providing positive survival rates in ... , Wilson disease is a rare genetic storage disorder ... effectively, leading to excess copper build up, liver failure ...
... investigation of the Tigris-Euphrates delta in 20 years was ... explore the links between wetland resources and the emergence ... in Iraq stopped in the 1990s," said Carrie Hritz, ... but because their work is unpublished, we are unsure ...
... Davis cancer researchers have found that older men with ... CT scans over lymph node removal are at greater ... week in the journal Cancer, indicate that physicians should ... discussing treatment options with their patients. Along ...
Cached Biology News:European-wide study confirms benefits of D-penicillamine and trientine for Wilson disease 2Archaeologists explore Iraqi marshes for origins of urbanization 2Frequent CT scanning for testicular cancer surveillance associated with secondary malignancies 2Frequent CT scanning for testicular cancer surveillance associated with secondary malignancies 3
(Date:11/24/2014)... Continental Clinical Solutions, LLC (Continental) focuses ... at its mid-Atlantic late-phase research facility, located in ... the idea of closing patient disparities in mind. ... advances," said Continental's CEO, Saleh Stevens . ... cell line of Henrietta Lacks, dubious ethical practices ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... November 23, 2014 Apiscent Labs, ... of fine chemical ingredients to the global pharmaceutical ... of its new website, Apiscent.com. , The Apiscent.com ... Labs, clean design, easy navigation, rotating images and ... Labs stand out. , The company’s ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 RURO, Inc., a leading ... released Limfinity® version 5.1.4. , RURO’s deployment teams ... than ever in RURO’s 8 year history. Many ... enhancement. Limfinity® version 5.1.4 is the perfect example ... bug fixes! , Limfinity® 5.1.4 release highlights – ...
(Date:11/22/2014)...   , ... zu KLOX    Mariano ... Officer bestellt    KLOX ist bestens ... zugelassenen Behandlungssystems zur Wundheilung zu beginnen    , ... sehr erfreut, die folgenden personellen Veränderungen anzukündigen: ...
Breaking Biology Technology:At Continental Clinical Solutions, CEO Saleh Stevens Focuses on Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment at Maryland Site 2At Continental Clinical Solutions, CEO Saleh Stevens Focuses on Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment at Maryland Site 3RURO Announces Limfinity® version 5.1.4 2KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 2KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 3KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 4KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 5
... Corporation,(NYSE: POL ), a premier provider of ... it has entered into an exclusive,license arrangement for ... Battelle., The global market for plasticizers is ... consumed in vinyl-based formulations.,Specialty plasticizers currently account for ...
... Quarter 2007, EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 5 Onyx,Pharmaceuticals, ... results,for the three and six months ended June 30, ... per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2008,compared ... per diluted share, in the,same period in 2007. Excluding ...
... - Atrium Innovations Inc.,(TSX: ATB), a recognized leading ... products for the health and,nutrition industries, today announced ... Fitzgibbon, will present a company overview,at the upcoming ... August 12, 2008 at 11 am (eastern time), ...
Cached Biology Technology:PolyOne Corporation Announces an Exclusive License Agreement with Battelle for Bio-Plasticizer Technology 2Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 2Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 3Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 4Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 5Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 6Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 7Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 8Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 9Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month 2008 Financial Results 10
... Error-free cloning of BAC (100+kb), fosmid (40kb), ... insert stability than any othe BAC vector. ... high yields and easy recombinant DNA purification. ... transcription-free (pSMART VC) vectors for the highest ...
...
... Adapted to Sf-900 ... were isolated from Spodoptera ... insect cells (1). The ... to serum-free suspension culture ...
6-carboxy-2',4,4',5',7,7'-hexachlorofluorescein, succinimidyl ester (6-HEX, SE) *single isomer*...
Biology Products: