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Scientists find ways to block Ebola infection - The Galveston County Daily News : News

July 22, 2014

Scientists find ways to block Ebola infection

Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Fri May 3, 2013.

GALVESTON — Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch reported that they have discovered two biochemical pathways that the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells.

Using substances that block the activation of those pathways they’ve prevented Ebola infection in cell-culture experiments. The experiment might be an early step in developing a therapy for the deadly virus.

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