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Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)
Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Technical; Testing
KEYWORDS: canada; canadian; disease; ebola; gene; genes; genesilencing; genetherapy; lethal; miracle; monkeys; pharmaceuticals; researchers; science; scientist; scientists; unitedstates; us
Thank God! I hope this tests successfully on humans when there is another outbreak.
1 posted on 05/29/2010 4:21:55 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

This is good news. Ebola scares the hell out of me.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 4:23:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (SB. 1070 - Arizona's way of finding out whose side Barry Zero is really on.)
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To: Niuhuru

wow! i’m not sure the last time i heard of an actual 100% cure being found for anything.

that’s pretty sweet!

way to go US & Canadian researchers & scientists! grats!!

\o/


3 posted on 05/29/2010 4:24:18 PM PDT by sten
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To: sten

Yay!Yay!Yay!


4 posted on 05/29/2010 4:26:16 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
That's incredible. With the right sequencing they just broke the deadliness of hemorrhagic fever
5 posted on 05/29/2010 4:27:38 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: Niuhuru

Does it work for all strains so far known?


6 posted on 05/29/2010 4:30:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Centurion2000

I see a couple of Nobel prizewinners in this article I daresay.


7 posted on 05/29/2010 4:30:43 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: GeronL

I dunno.


8 posted on 05/29/2010 4:30:56 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

How long before Obama appears on TV to take credit for it?


9 posted on 05/29/2010 4:31:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Niuhuru

It’s a long way from 4 test monkeys to humans, but this does sound promising.


10 posted on 05/29/2010 4:32:31 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Don't mess with Aunt Karen when she's been drinking)
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To: Hoodat

He’s bound to get the Nobel Prize in Medicine for inventing it.


11 posted on 05/29/2010 4:33:21 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Don't mess with Aunt Karen when she's been drinking)
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To: Niuhuru

This is WONDERFUL news. What a horrible condition Ebola is.


12 posted on 05/29/2010 4:33:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Niuhuru

INDEED.

PRAISE GOD.

I wonder which big hole the global oligarchy PTB will flush this down.


13 posted on 05/29/2010 4:34:05 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Niuhuru

They are usually not real thrilled at successful efforts to sabotage their engineered forced population reduction schemes.


14 posted on 05/29/2010 4:34:44 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Hoodat

How long before Obama appears on TV...and says it’s not “cost effective”


15 posted on 05/29/2010 4:37:49 PM PDT by spokeshave (They'll get my false teeth when they pry them from my sister's cold, dead mouth)
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To: Niuhuru
U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together...

Already there are no companies to list in the US, only government?

16 posted on 05/29/2010 4:38:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Niuhuru
Isn't this how the zombie virus from the movies started?

In six months we'll all be dead or shooting zombies for a living.

17 posted on 05/29/2010 4:39:35 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

Ah! So that’s how we’ll get rid of the Democrats, they’ll be eaten by zombies while the Republicans defend themselves with guns!


18 posted on 05/29/2010 4:55:04 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

Now we need something to put an end to the “Obama Virus”.

It only afflicts gubbmint bureaucrats and causes them to hemorrhage an endless stream of taxpayer’s earnings out the wazoo!


19 posted on 05/29/2010 5:15:41 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: Hoodat

Or blame Bush for ebola?


20 posted on 05/29/2010 5:30:20 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: Niuhuru
Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested!

Monkeys are happy. :)

Dustin Hoffman and animal rights wackos, not so much. ;)

21 posted on 05/29/2010 5:36:39 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Niuhuru; FlingWingFlyer; CholeraJoe; Quix; All

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.

http://www.sas.org/tcs/weeklyIssues_2006/2006-04-07/feature1p/index.html


22 posted on 05/29/2010 6:18:11 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Niuhuru

Praise God is right.
Ebola in the age of air travel is a horror unimaginable.
We have been spared so far.


23 posted on 05/29/2010 6:18:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bgill

Will check it out.

Thanks.


24 posted on 05/29/2010 7:35:41 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Niuhuru
Excellent news. Ebola has always been a problem as it kills faster than the immune system can respond. This was a VERY controlled test. The details of the Ebola in use were known in advance. The necessary RNA elements were produced in sufficient volume. The concept worked as expected (hoped). It doesn't necessarily mean that it solves the problem for someone infected with a different strain of Ebola for which there isn't pre-produced, tested and usable RNA to achieve the suppression.
25 posted on 05/29/2010 7:41:50 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: anymouse

“’Dustin Hoffman and animal rights wackos, not so much. ;)”

Celebrities have no place in any area commenting about much of anything.


26 posted on 05/30/2010 6:21:22 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

"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.

27 posted on 05/30/2010 12:45:46 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

Sorry. I have been unable to grasp anything subtle these days. My brain is fried from work.


28 posted on 05/30/2010 1:38:11 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

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.


29 posted on 05/30/2010 3:07:39 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

“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.


30 posted on 05/30/2010 4:01:51 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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