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Virologists identify how experimental Ebola treatment works

June 18, 2019

University of Alberta research is giving the medical community better tools to combat viral pandemics like the escalating…
Making headway against a killer virus

March 14, 2019

Ebola just isn’t going away. Following the major 2014 outbreak in West Africa, the deadly infection came back…
Research Brief: Ebola survivors suffer from increased symptoms and physical abnormalities after recovery

March 13, 2019

The 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa infected more than 28,000 people and killed over 11,000. Many Ebola…
Study finds Ebola survivors in Liberia face ongoing health issues

March 12, 2019

Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia had a higher prevalence of certain health issues — including…
Sophisticated blood analysis provides new clues about Ebola, treatment avenues

February 12, 2019

A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is providing clues about the progression…
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells

December 27, 2018

Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to…
Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

December 18, 2018

No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every…
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (green) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (orange). Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 28, 2018

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in…
Broadly acting antibodies found in plasma of Ebola survivors

July 18, 2018

Recent Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks, including the 2013-2016 epidemic that ravaged West Africa and the 2018 outbreak…
Proteins found in semen increase the spread of Ebola virus infection

July 17, 2018

Protein fragments, called amyloid fibrils, in human semen significantly increase Ebola virus infection and protect the virus against…
Study finds Ebola survivors suffer from severe neurological problems

July 13, 2018

Researchers have shed new light on the psychiatric and neurological problems that Ebola survivors can suffer from, and…
NIH begins testing Ebola treatment in early-stage trial

May 28, 2018

A first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease has begun at the National Institutes of…
Despite mutations in Makona Ebola virus, disease consistent in mice, monkeys

May 11, 2018

Early during the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists speculated that the genetic diversity of the circulating…
Ebola vaccine inches toward human clinical trials

February 23, 2018

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan…
Ebola had significant collateral damage to Liberians’ health

February 23, 2018

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease —claiming 4,809 lives in…
In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 17, 2017

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today…
Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response

October 12, 2017

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no…
Antibodies from Ebola survivor protect mice and ferrets against related viruses

May 20, 2017

The fight to contain the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hampered by the lack of an…
New model maps likelihood of Ebola spillovers

April 11, 2017

Ecologists at the University of Georgia have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus “spillovers”-when…
Team develops effective economical Ebola treatment

February 3, 2017

An effective and economical treatment for Ebola patients has been developed by an international team led by Queensland…
Blood test can predict life or death outcome for patients with Ebola virus disease

January 21, 2017

Scientists have identified a ‘molecular barcode’ in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict…
New research clarifies how cells take in cholesterol and offers insight on Ebola

September 29, 2016

Cholesterol—that waxy substance incriminated in heart attack and stroke—is a precious commodity for cells. In fact, errors in…
New research clarifies how cells take in cholesterol and offers insight on Ebola

September 27, 2016

Cholesterol—that waxy substance incriminated in heart attack and stroke—is a precious commodity for cells. In fact, errors in…
Six little molecules could help stop both ebola and cancer

September 22, 2016

University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher Christopher Stroupe has his eye on six little molecules that could…
New model could help improve prediction of outbreaks of Ebola and Lassa fever

September 6, 2016

Potential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a…
Connection between Ebola survival and co-infection with malaria parasites

August 16, 2016

People infected with Ebola virus were 20 percent more likely to survive if they were co-infected with malaria-causing…
Ecologists identify potential new sources of Ebola and other filoviruses

July 11, 2016

An international team of ecologists has identified the bat species with the greatest potential to harbor filoviruses-a family…
Patient simulations safeguard Ebola caregivers, study says

June 19, 2016

During the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak, infectious disease experts scruitinized the disease and its spread, particularly among healthcare…
Sexual transmission involved in tail-end of Ebola epidemic

May 18, 2016

An international team of researchers has produced a detailed picture of the latter stages of the outbreak in…
Improving treatments for post-Ebola syndrome sufferers

April 13, 2016

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership are to present new findings into…
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