Erika Check Hayden – who is a frequent contributor to Nature News and others – just published an article in Wired Magazine describing some of the work we do as part of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium. The article is focused on our work with Ebola survivors and outlines our research aimed at find new and better treatments for Ebola. “The patients held the answer. If they survived, they carried antibodies that targeted the very viruses that had almost killed them. The samples he’d been working with didn’t contain antibodies, but if he could get blood from survivors, he might be able to figure out how to make the same antibodies that their immune systems had produced”.
Read the article on wired.com.