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2011-11-21 10:29:15

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and the US Army's Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have isolated and analyzed an antibody that neutralizes Sudan virus, a major species of ebolavirus and one of the most dangerous human pathogens. "We suspect that we've found a key spot for neutralizing ebolaviruses," said Scripps Research Associate Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire, who led the study with US Army virologist John M. Dye. The new findings, which were reported...

2011-10-21 09:12:15

New virus could be the first filovirus to cause disease in bats A team of international researchers has discovered a new Ebola-like virus — Lloviu virus -- in bats from northern Spain. Lloviu virus is the first known filovirus native to Europe, they report in a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Octobr 20th. The study was a collaboration among scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the...

2011-08-25 11:15:13

Research published by two teams of Army scientists and collaborators has identified a cellular protein that plays a critical role in Ebola virus infection. The findings, published online today in separate studies in the journal Nature, suggest a possible strategy for combating one of the world's most deadly viruses. Ebola causes hemorrhagic fever with case fatality rates as high as 90 percent in humans. The virus is of concern both as a global public health threat and as a potential agent...

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2011-08-24 19:10:47

  Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified a cellular protein used by the deadly Ebola virus. The findings suggest a possible strategy for blocking infection caused by the Ebola virus, which is one of the world's most lethal viruses. The virus is notorious for killing up to 90 percent of the people it infects.  It first emerged in 1976 in villages along the Ebola River in the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa....

2011-05-26 06:30:00

QUEBEC CITY, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) for the development of a plant-based VLP vaccine candidate for the prevention of Ebola. Ebola is...

2011-05-13 10:59:42

Canadian investigators have shown that a species of ebolavirus from Zaire that is highly virulent in humans can replicate in pigs, cause disease, and be transmitted to animals previously unexposed to the virus. The findings are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. (Please see below for a link to the embargoed study online.) In order to prevent human outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, it is important to identify animal species that replicate and...

2011-05-02 23:50:18

Cellular protein TIM-1 acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus, and an antibody that binds to TIM-1 blocks infection by both viruses; developing a human-compatible version of the antibody might provide a way to prevent initial infection A team of researchers has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus. Furthermore, the team showed that an antibody, which binds to the receptor protein, is able to block infection by both viruses....

2011-04-20 15:27:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) disclosed that it was the subject of an ABC affiliate station news story that included discussion of the company's proposed strategy to reduce the occurrence of sepsis in wounded military personnel. As previously disclosed, the company submitted a contract response on April 1, 2011 to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) entitled Dialysis Like Therapeutics (DLT). In the submission, company proposed...

2011-04-20 08:30:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB:AEMD), the pioneer in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, disclosed today that it is the subject of an ABC news story that can be accessed online at: http://www.10news.com/news/27605561/detail.html (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b) About Aethlon Medical At Aethlon Medical, we create revolutionary devices to address infectious disease and...


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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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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