US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genomic analysis sheds light on Ebola outbreak in Liberia

Scientists have performed the first comprehensive genomic analysis of Ebola virus sequences from Liberia, one of three countries widely affected by the devastating outbreak that began in 2013 in Western Africa. Their work, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ebola virus mutations may help it evade drug treatment

Genetic mutations called "escape variants" in the deadly Ebola virus appear to block the ability of antibody-based treatments to ward off infection, according to a team of U.S. Army scientists and collaborators. Their findings, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antiviral compound protects nonhuman primates against Marburg virus

An experimental drug that protected monkeys from the deadly Marburg virus appears to have potential for treating people who have been exposed to the virus, according to a study published in the July 23 edition of The New ...

Medical research

Study identifies Ebola virus's Achilles' heel

An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has identified the molecular "lock" ...

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