Search Tag: Ebola virus

ESICM 2015: When The Patient is Your Family Member

2015 04 Oct

When the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine met in Barcelona for LIVES 2014, Mitchell Levy, Professor of Medicine, Brown University, Rhode Island, received a worrying text message from his son. “Dad, answer the phone, I think I’m in trouble”, it said simply. As his son was working in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, Levy immediately took action.... Read more

Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Virus

2015 02 Mar

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface of Marburg virus. The findings have been published in the journal Cell. The Marburg virus is Ebola's deadly cousin and is believed to be up to 90 percent lethal.  The team of scientists describe an antibody that... Read more

Ebola: Local Health Departments' Role in Global Crisis

2015 16 Feb

Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious diseases, according to a special article in the March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer... Read more

Merck Obtains Rights To Ebola Vaccine

2014 26 Nov

Merck & Co. has obtained the rights to an experimental Ebola vaccine. The vaccine has been developed by NewLink Genetics Corp. According to reports, Merck will be paying NewLink $30 million upfront plus an additional $20 million when clinical trials get under way. NewLink originally obtained this vaccine in 2010 from Canadian officials for $200,000.... Read more