Anti–HIV Drugs Could be Used to Treat Ebola

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ebola Killer

A study published in the journal ‘PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases’ reveals that the drugs used to treat HIV can also be used to inhibit Ebola virus, which is transmitted between individuals through infectious body fluids. Until today, there is no vaccine or treatment available for Ebola.

Researchers for their research used human cells and a model infection system to compare eight different drugs in different combinations, at different doses and at times, post–exposure. After the screening, they identified Interferon beta as the most potent inhibitor of Ebola. The drug is now an important part of a clinical trial of individuals who were infected with Ebola during the recent outbreak in Guinea.

According to the researchers, this method has been used for the first time in a standard open laboratory to identify and test promising anti–Ebola drugs. They believe it will increase the possibility of finding new therapies faster. Moreover, they claimed that the method and technology used in this study could be used by most laboratories.

The most wonderful and precious element of universe is the human life which can only be guided by the right knowledge and right attitude. So, here is an ocean of knowledge, both in English and Hindi encompassing every detail and each facet of human life which ‘one must know’ in order to grow and attain the summits of success. A team of around 200 dedicated members is working ceaselessly to turn such a colossal dream into reality. We are confident that this portal will help bring change in people across the world.

Content creation, research, development and execution done in-house at Aatman Innovations.