U.S. military brings scientists closer to Ebola cure

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    U.S. military brings scientists closer to Ebola cure | FP Passport

    More good news on the disease curing front.
     
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    Read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Scary book.

    In fact, all of his books are very good reads.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I'll be sure to look them up.
     
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    a promising treatment, not a cure.

    good news, but headlines can mislead. closer? how closer? been hearing about treatments that are closer to curing cancer and hiv/aids for decades. :lol: but still good news.

    Treatment of Ebola virus-infected primates with AVI-6002 led to 60% survival, and treatment of Marburg-infected primates with AVI-6003 conferred 100% survival, compared to control groups where both viruses were universally lethal. In addition to survival, AVI-6002 and AVI-6003 demonstrated improvements in levels of viremia, harmful inflammatory indicators and measurements of virus induced liver damage. Nature Medicine Publishes AVI BioPharma Preclinical Studies Demonstrating Post-Exposure Efficacy of PMOplus(TM) Oligomers Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses - MarketWatch
     
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    My pleasure. His is some of the best non-fiction I've read. His brother's writing is some of the more entertaining fiction in my collection.
     
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    Well I say disease curing front because that's the eventual goal of all this hard work I'd hope.
     
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    Is a cure always the goal or is treatment?
     
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    If you treat someone with Ebola and they gain a 60% chance of survival vs an 100% of dying I think they would call that a cure.
     
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