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Quest for coronavirus treatment inspires modern twist on antique technique using survivors’ plasma

There's no shortage of research efforts looking for ways to stop, or at least slow down, the novel coronavirus. Of ...
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Genetic tracking helps contain Ebola outbreaks. Why hasn’t it worked with the coronavirus?

The first sign that viral genomics might transform epidemiology came in the wake of the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic in West ...
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How Liberia’s decisive response to contain the Ebola outbreak provides a blueprint for how to manage the coronavirus and future pandemics

In April of 2014, an outbreak of a disease named after the Ebola River in Congo was reported in Guinea, ...
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Comparing the coronavirus pandemic to past pathogenic threats: HIV, anthrax and Ebola

How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a ...
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Deadly Ebola virus could be used against glioblastoma and other relentless brain tumors

Glioblastomas, in particular, are relentless and hard to treat. And while the world has its attention fixated on coronavirus, researchers ...
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Hand sanitizers can’t ‘work miracles’: Purell warned by FDA to cut back on marketing claims

The makers of Purell are pruning their marketing strategy after the Food and Drug Administration slapped the company with a ...
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Two promising Ebola drugs ‘dramatically reduced’ risk of dying from disease

Final data from a landmark clinical trial of four Ebola therapies conducted in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the ...
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Infographic: No country is prepared for a pandemic, report says

After an Ebola epidemic devastated West Africa in 2014, many countries took steps to boost their preparedness. But even as the risk ...
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Identifying potential Ebola ‘hot spots’ with new tools could prevent future outbreaks

More than 2,000 people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo since an Ebola outbreak was declared last August, ...
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Programming CRISPR to fight viruses could lead to new treatments for Ebola, Zika

CRISPR is usually thought of as a laboratory tool to edit DNA in order to fix genetic defects or enhance ...
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Viewpoint: Plants could give us new treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases if we had better ‘pharming’ regulations

Study suggests that proteins could be obtained from genetically engineered tobacco plants at 1/1,000th the cost of current methods ...
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2 experimental Ebola treatments show promise in clinical trials, boosting survival rates

For the first time, preliminary clinical-trial results suggest that two experimental Ebola drugs can lower the death toll of the ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the Ebola virus to help fight the real thing

Scientists at the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention have created a synthetic version of the Ebola virus circulating in ...
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Viewpoint: Biological terrorism isn’t as scary as you may think

As new biological techniques advance, there are justifiable concerns these technologies could be used to create manmade pandemics. These worries ...
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Facing Ebola outbreak, Uganda approves 3 experimental treatments

Health authorities in Uganda have approved the use of three experimental treatments against Ebola in the country. The decision comes ...
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New cousin to deadly Ebola virus discovered in bats in China

The notorious filovirus family — which includes such dangerous actors as the Ebola and Marburg viruses — seems to just keep ...
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Why it’s difficult to declare the end of an Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization on [July 24] declared the official end of the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic ...
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Talking Biotech: Using plants as ‘biofactories’ for vaccines, biofuels and more

Plant biologist Beth Hood: Scientists are genetically modifying plants to produce ingredients for a variety of important industrial and therapeutic ...
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Unraveling the paradox: Why GMO drugs and GMO foods are treated differently by critics

Many of the people who express outrage over genetic modification of crops because it 'tinkers with nature' are supportive of ...