Thu, 05 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT Towards a pan-ebolavirus treatment In 2014, the alarm for the Zaire Ebola virus was sounded around the world - but there are other deadly ebolaviruses that cause identical symptoms, and they have even fewer treatment options. Wed, 04 May 2016 02:00:00 PDT Ebola vaccine: Promising phase I trials "The results for tolerability, safety, and the immune response to the vaccine candidate are very promising," explains Prof Marylyn Addo. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT Cancer drug may treat sepsis, other uncontrollable immune responses to infection NIH-funded study reveals topoisomerase 1 inhibitors suppress inflammation in mice. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT Ebola virus genome provides clues to repeated disease 'flare-ups' in Western Africa Ebola virus samples taken from patients in Liberia in June 2015 are strikingly similar in their genetic makeup to other Ebola virus sequences from Western Africa, according to research published... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT Cellphone-sized device quickly detects the Ebola virus The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT Infectious outbreaks must be combatted strategically, Dartmouth-HHS experts argue New funding is not enough to guarantee success against emerging infectious diseases around the world. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT Clinical trial for experimental Ebola drug publishes results Rapid assessment approach finds TKM-130803 ineffective at the dose given. Results of the Wellcome Trust funded trial of the experimental anti-Ebola drug TKM-130803 have been published April 19 in... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT Study examines safety, immune response of candidate Ebola vaccines In a study appearing in JAMA, Matthew D. Snape, F.R.C.P.C.H., M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a phase 1 trial to evaluate the tolerability and... Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:00:00 PDT Uninfected or asymptomatic? Diagnostic tests key to forecasting major epidemics Major epidemics such as the recent Ebola outbreak or the emerging Zika epidemic may be difficult to forecast because of our inability to determine whether individuals are uninfected or infected but... Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PDT NIH doctors describe severe case of Ebola virus disease For more than a month in 2015, a multidisciplinary team including infectious disease and critical care physicians and nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists at the National Institutes... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:00:00 PDT UN's interventions in Sierra Leone significantly slowed Ebola The United Nations' interventions in the Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak led to a dramatic drop in the transmission of the disease, according to a study led by a University of Florida Health researcher. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:00:00 PDT Ebola in West Africa 'no longer global emergency,' WHO report Following an expert panel's advice, WHO declare the Ebola situation in West Africa is no longer a global health threat, although small clusters of new cases are still expected. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:00:00 PDT Automated Ebola blood test performs well in field evaluation An automated "sample-to-answer" system could provide Ebola virus disease (EVD) diagnosis more quickly and easily than the current standard test, according to research published in PLOS Medicine. Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:00:00 PDT Stanford scientists resurrect an abandoned drug, find it effective against human viruses Viruses have proven to be wily foes. Attempts to fend off viruses causing even the common cold or flu have failed, and new viral outbreaks such as dengue, Ebola or Zika continue to elude drugs. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:00:00 PDT Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment A research team led by the University of Leeds has observed for the first time how HIV and Ebola viruses attach to cells to spread infection. Wed, 09 Mar 2016 02:00:00 PDT New nanoparticle technology to decipher structure and function of membrane proteins Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have developed a nanoparticle technology that can be used to stabilise membrane proteins so that their structure can be studied in a lipid environment. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:00:00 PDT Nuanced findings for a large experimental treatment trial for Ebola virus disease While not conclusive, valuable research generated through researching an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease in Guinea during the recent Ebola outbreak will support future research into... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:00:00 PDT Risk of catching Ebola from survivor 'very low' if there is no sexual intercourse New research from the University of East Anglia shows that the risk of catching Ebola from a survivor is very low. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 07:00:00 PDT Zeroing in on 'super spreaders' and other hidden patterns of epidemics Ebola. Chikungunya. Zika. Once rare and exotic pathogens keep popping up and turning into household names.