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2008-08-07 12:01:26

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a component of the National Institutes of Health, has committed to $7.5 million of continued funding related to the 2006 contract for the development of a broad spectrum RNAi anti-viral therapeutic against hemorrhagic fever virus, including Ebola virus. In September 2006, Alnylam was awarded a federal contract providing the company with up to $23 million in funding over a four-year period...

2008-08-07 12:00:46

By BEN MCCONVILLE By Ben McConville The Associated Press EDINBURGH, Scotland Can there be more lurking in the mist? Despite a startling find announced Tuesday that doubled the estimated number of western lowland gorillas in central Africa, scientists warned that hundreds of primate species remain in danger of extinction. A census by the Wildlife Conservation Society raised the estimate for gorillas in the Congo jungle to around 200,000 from a previous estimate of between 50,000 and...

2008-08-07 09:01:05

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based drugs, today announced that the Company will hold a conference call to report its second quarter 2008 financial results on Monday, August 11, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time (6:30 a.m. Pacific time). Individuals interested in listening to the live conference call may do so by dialing 877.704.5378 toll free within the United States and Canada, or 913.312.1268 for international callers. Following the conference call, a recording...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has committed to $7.5 million of continued funding related to the 2006 contract for the development of a broad spectrum RNAi anti-viral therapeutic against hemorrhagic fever virus, including Ebola virus. Ebola virus can cause a severe, often fatal infection, and poses a...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

For so long now, there has been almost nothing but bad news about the likely fate of gorillas. They have been the victims of deforestation and incessant warfare in Central Africa. They have been hunted for meat. They are susceptible to the Ebola virus. Estimates in the 1980s suggested that there were roughly 100,000 western lowland gorillas - one of four subspecies. Since then, that number was thought to have declined by half. But a rigorous new census of western lowland gorillas conducted...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

By Andrew C. Revkin A grueling survey of vast tracts of forest and swamp in the northern Congo Republic has revealed the presence of more than 125,000 western lowland gorillas, a rare example of abundance in a world of rapidly vanishing primate populations. As recently as last year, this subspecies of the world's largest primate was listed as critically endangered by international wildlife organizations because known populations - estimated at less than 100,000 in the 1980s - had been...

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2008-08-05 06:20:00

Wildlife researchers announced on Tuesday the discovery of 125,000 western lowland gorillas deep in the forests of the Republic of Congo, nearly doubling the originally projected population of the critically endangered species. The newly discovered gorillas were counted in two areas of the northern part of the country covering 18,000 square miles, the Wildlife Conservation Society said. Estimates from the 1980s had suggested fewer than 100,000 of the great apes had survived and many experts...

2008-08-04 09:01:05

AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based drugs, today announced that Dr. Leslie Hudson, CEO, will present an update on the transitioning of AVI from an antisense pioneer into an RNA-based drug discovery and development company. The corporate overview will include an update on AVI's clinical trials in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, its biodefense projects -- which include significant data from our ongoing Ebola and Marburg virus programs -- its partnership with Cook Medical...

2008-07-23 09:01:21

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the structure of a critical protein from the Ebola Virus that allows viral entry in human cells. "This structure reveals how this critical piece of the virus is assembled and helps explain how the pathogen evades and exploits the human immune system," explained Erica Ollmann Saphire, the Scripps Research scientist who led the five-year effort. There is currently no cure for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. The virus is spread when...

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2008-07-10 15:40:52

Breakthrough findings point to targets for drugs and vaccines Described in the July 10, 2008 issue of the journal Nature, the research reveals the shape of the Ebola virus spike protein, which is necessary for viral entry into human cells, bound to an immune system antibody acting to neutralize the virus. The structure provides a major step forward in understanding how the deadly virus works, and may be useful in the development of potential Ebola virus vaccines, or treatments for those...


Latest Ebola Reference Libraries

Franquet's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomops franqueti
2012-08-14 08:12:01

Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is a megabat that is native to Africa. Its range extends from Angola and Zambia in the south to Sudan and the Ivory Coast. This range includes Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, and Uganda, among other areas. It is thought that these bats may appear in Zambia as well. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical mangrove, arid, and moist forests as well as in swamps and arid savannahs. Franquet’s epauletted...

Western Red Colobus, Procolobus badius
2012-06-21 13:40:23

The western red colobus (Procolobus badius) is an Old World monkey that is native to Africa. Its range includes the forests of Ghana to Senegal. It was previously though that this species held all other red colobuses, although it still holds three subspecies. In 1994, western red colobuses that were eaten by common chimpanzees and other species contracted Ebola from the infected individuals. The western red colobus has been given a conservation status of “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List....

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...

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2011-01-11 13:37:27

Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...

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2011-01-11 10:59:51

Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...

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