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Ebola claims three more lives in DR Congo, raising death toll to 14


September 6th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
KINSHASA, DR CONGO (BNO NEWS) -- An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed three more lives, raising the total ... Read more...

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Deadly virus kills 13 in Uganda


July 29th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed at least 13 people in Uganda, BBC reported.The outbreak began in late June but has only just ... Read more...

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EU allocates $17 million to fight E. coli and epidemics


August 9th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday announced that its Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million ($17 million) to fight pathogens such as Escherichia coli (E.coli) ... Read more...

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Cellular protein that acts as receptor for Ebola virus identified


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has identified a cellular protein that acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus.Furthermore, the team showed that an antibody, which binds ... Read more...

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US expands search for weapons of mass destruction to East Africa


April 14th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): The United States government is expanding a 20-year-old program to secure and destroy Cold War-era nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to East Africa, according to the American ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking research opens door to new HIV treatments


December 11th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new University of Victoria study has significantly advanced the understanding of HIV and how to treat it.Stephanie Willerth and her team studied approximately 15,000 different versions of ... Read more...

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Antisense therapies protect primates from Ebola and Marburg viruses


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that treatments targeting specific viral genes can protect monkeys infected with deadly Ebola or Marburg viruses.Working with a class of compounds known as ... Read more...

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How virus jumps from host to host


August 6th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): A new study has found how viruses jump from host to host.HIV-AIDS. SARS. Ebola. Bird Flu. Swine Flu. Rabies-these are emerging infectious diseases where the viruses have jumped ... Read more...

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Successful Ebola cure in monkeys offers hope to humans


June 10th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): In what could be called as a breakthrough study, monkeys infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been treated successfully-a feat that could possibly bring humans a ... Read more...

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Interfering genes protect monkeys from lethal Ebola virus post-exposure


May 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, May 30 (ANI): By using tiny particles of genetic material to interfere in the replication process of the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have successfully prevented monkeys exposed to that virus from ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from Ebola virus


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An experimental vaccine protects monkeys from not only the two of the deadliest Ebola virus species, but also against a newer Ebola variant BEBOV, identified in 2007. Ebola symptoms ... Read more...

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Coming soon: single drug to fight against numerous viruses


February 7th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7(ANI): An international team of researchers has identified an antiviral small molecule that has been found effective against numerous viruses.The new molecule can block the action of numerous virus including ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to therapies for RSV, influenza A


August 24th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientist claims to have identified a cellular molecule that not only helps recognize viruses that cause respiratory problems but also direct cells ... Read more...

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Single gene offers may promising approach to treat both ebola and anthrax infections


August 21st, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A minor reduction in levels of a gene called CD45 may provide protection against the virus that causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the bacterium that causes anthrax, according ... Read more...

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Key pathways in Ebola infection identified


June 24th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified two biochemical pathways-PI3 kinase pathway and the CAMK2 pathway-that are vital for Ebola virus infection.For the study, the researchers the University of Texas Medical Branch ... Read more...

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Lujo virus has been identified as lethal by scientists


May 29th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by GD
As we are stepping more and more towards modernization we are at the same time coming across new discoveries that play a very crucial role in hindering our advances. Just a few ... Read more...

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Malaria drug takes on two deadly emerging viruses


March 6th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Two lethal viruses that have emerged in recent outbreaks met their nemesis in chloroquine, an established drug to prevent and treat malaria, according to a new study. The two ... Read more...

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Philippines to kill 6000 ebola-infected pigs


February 24th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 24 (DPA) The Philippines' Agriculture Department ordered the extermination of about 6,000 pigs afflicted with the ebola Reston virus as health officials said Tuesday that a sixth infected person was ... Read more...

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How Ebola virus avoids the immune system revealed


January 28th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine appears to have uncovered a reason as to why the Ebola virus is such a powerful, ... Read more...

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Algerian Al-Qaeda activists infected themselves with Black Death, says expert


January 20th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.20 (ANI): The al-Qaeda cell that was wiped out in Algeria by the Black Death may have infected itself while developing biological weapons. According to The Sun, the 40-odd terrorists, ... Read more...

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Structure of key Ebola protein discovered


January 13th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Iowa State University have come a step closer to finding how to counter the Ebola virus.They have now unfolded the structure from a key part ... Read more...

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Congo’s dead monkeys might have spread Ebola virus: WHO


January 6th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Luanda (Congo), Jan 6 (Xinhua) The dead monkeys found in a Congo forest last year might be behind the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the global health organisation said Tuesday.The virus ... Read more...

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New species of Ebola virus discovered


November 21st, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): A research team has announced the discovery of a new species of Ebola virus, provisionally named Bundibugyo ebolavirus. Writing about the discovery in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens, ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover structure of key Ebola virus protein


July 10th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) say that they have uncovered the shape of the Ebola virus spike protein, which is necessary for viral entry into ... Read more...

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Protein that inhibits Ebola from infecting neighbouring cells identified


March 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have found a protein, known as ISG15, that inhibits the Ebola virus from budding - the process by ... Read more...

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India among worlds top hot spots of deadly emerging diseases


February 21st, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
London, February 21 (ANI): India, China, and sub-Saharan Africa are the regions where incidences of the deadly emerging diseases like HIV/AIDS and SARS have increased the most, while Europe and North and ... Read more...

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Scientists release first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face


February 13th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face in the wild.The photographs were ... Read more...

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Deadly Ebola virus disarmed by excising a single gene


January 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have managed to genetically disarm the lethal Ebola virus, an emerging public health concern in Africa and a potential biological weapon.The virus ... Read more...

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