New ‘Trojan Horse’ Antibody Strategy Shows Promise Against All Ebola Viruses

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Using animation, Drs. Kartik Chandran and Jonathan Lai explain how they worked with a team of scientists to develop a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles’ heel shared by all known types of Ebola virus. Two antibodies developed with this strategy blocked the invasion of human cells by all five ebolaviruses, as described in their paper published online in the journal Science on September 8, 2016.
The team included scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Integrated Biotherapeutics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and The Scripps Research Institute.This research was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Read press release: https://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/1196/new-trojan-horse-antibody-strategy-shows-promise-against-all-ebola-viruses/

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Travis Sakowski says:

The only way to survive it is not to take the vaccine. The only person in America that died was the one that took the vaccine. No other person was effected by him after he came back from Africa

Siddhi Rao says:

great going people 🙌

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