Ebola Biology and ZMapp Development Sept 2014

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An overview for a college introductory course on virus biology, Ebola infection, and the biotechnology of creating Zmapp

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glenn shane says:

If below statements in regards to fusing the pathogens’ DNA would be true. Wouldn't that mean that after treating Ebola virus with this light, that same virus would be harmless to humans, since it could not reproduce itself. Also could altered Ebola virus  potentially be useful in generating antibodies after been treated with Xenex – UV light? Is this theory something that can be tested in lab environment? I would like to know.

How & Why Pulsed Xenon UV Light Works The Xenex robot uses a pulsed xenon lamp to emit germicidal ultraviolet light. Within a 5-10 minute cleaning cycle per room, this intense, broad-spectrum light destroys viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores. The robotic device produces ultraviolet C (UV-C), which penetrates the cell walls of bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus and spores, causing the pathogens’ DNA to fuse instantly, rendering them unable to reproduce or mutate. Without contact or chemicals, the Xenex robot’s pulsed xenon light kills harmful microorganisms safely and effectively. – 

See more at: http://www.xenex.com/uv-blog/#sthash.cnVTPNpK.dpuf

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