Navigation Links
Ebola Virus Thwarted After Exposure
Date:5/28/2010

Successful treatment in monkeys offers hope for humans, researchers say

FRIDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that they've disrupted the ability of the Ebola virus to replicate in monkeys, potentially suggesting a treatment for humans who get infected with the lethal disease.

The study is the first to show that the treatment helps monkeys after exposure to the Ebola virus. Previous research showed that it worked when given as a vaccine before exposure.

The study, reported by Thomas W. Geisbert of Boston University School of Medicine and colleagues, focuses on bits of genetic material that target a protein that the virus needs to reproduce.

The notoriously deadly Ebola virus, found in Africa, causes massive bleeding and kills as many as 90 percent of the people it infects. Earlier this month, researchers reported that they'd created a vaccine that protects monkeys against three strains of the virus.

The findings were published May 27 in The Lancet.

More information

For more on research on Ebola fever and other acute viral diseases, see the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: The Lancet, press release, May 27, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola
2. Scripps Research scientists reveal key structure from ebola virus
3. Anti-HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Spread of Virus
4. To attack H1N1, other flu viruses, gold nanorods deliver potent payload
5. Mount Sinai discovers bone marrow plays critical role in enhancing immune response to viruses
6. Oncolytic viruses mediating anti-tumor immunity in human cancer patients
7. Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
8. Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness
9. Study finds rotavirus vaccine greatly reduces hospitalizations for acute gastroenteritis in children
10. Mild-mannered metabolic helper rushes to fight invading viruses, researchers report
11. Oncos Therapeutics raises €4 million ($5.3 million) to develop oncolytic viruses into cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by ... (EATS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors ... a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January ... Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a ... lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by ... Brightest in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed sound energy ... ... Jim Bertolina, PhD ... Tom Tefft ... executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams at ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare of ... Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , have ... service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider access ... 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... used to measure lung function for a variety of ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... , Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has ... the Atlanta Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College ... Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, ... of the AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: