Fatal Attachment: Watch the Ebola virus fusion machine in action inside a human cell

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http://www.einstein.yu.edu – Like a Trojan Horse, Ebola virus sneaks into a human cell, by hiding out inside lysosomes. In order to escape from the lysosome, the virus must then fuse its membrane with the membrane of the lysosome. Live imaging captures this moment of fusion in brilliant color. The imaging was captured by postdoctoral fellow, Jennifer Spence, in the lab of Kartik Chandran, Ph.D. at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Read the American Society of Microbiology blog post about Dr. Chandran and Dr. Spence’s research: http://mbioblog.asm.org/mbiosphere/20…

Using 3-D animation, Dr. Chandran explains the novel strategies he and his colleagues are using to develop treatments for Ebola viral infections: https://youtu.be/Yrw7ojSSX_Y


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