Skip to comments.Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)
Posted on 05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT by Niuhuru
A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection.
They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them.
U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new approach, described in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday.
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Monkeys are happy. :)
Dustin Hoffman and animal rights wackos, not so much. ;)
This is sad news for Prof. Pianka who feels ebola, bird flu, and sterilization is the solution to is the solution to reducing the human population 90% to save the earth.
Praise God is right.
Ebola in the age of air travel is a horror unimaginable.
We have been spared so far.
Will check it out.
“’Dustin Hoffman and animal rights wackos, not so much. ;)”
Celebrities have no place in any area commenting about much of anything.
"Rock stars. Is there anything they don't know?"
Apparently you missed that my reference to Dustin Hoffman was to the movie "Outbreak," not any off-camera comments that he may or might not have said. I'll try not to be too subtle in my humor next time.
Sorry. I have been unable to grasp anything subtle these days. My brain is fried from work.
At least you have a job. The 0bam Depression has many of us humor-less, if not job-less. Hopefully on Jan. 21, 2013 Obam will be job-less along with a lot of Democrat Congress critters.
“Hopefully on Jan. 21, 2013 Obam will be job-less along with a lot of Democrat Congress critters.”
If not sooner. As for the Ebola, this is marvelous. Just wonderful.
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