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Researchers at UTMB make breakthrough in Ebola research - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 1, 2014

Researchers at UTMB make breakthrough in Ebola research

Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:24 pm, Thu Oct 16, 2014.

GALVESTON — Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind one of the Ebola virus’ most dangerous attributes — its ability to disarm the adaptive immune system.

University of Texas Medical Branch scientists determined that Ebola short-circuits the immune system using proteins that work together to shut down cellular signaling related to interferon.

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