The Race to Create Ebola Treatments From Survivors’ Blood

December 17, 2014 6:29 PM

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Scientists waging war against Ebola are mining a cache of microscopic weapons hidden in Ebola survivors’ blood.

Made by the immune system, the weapons are antibodies, small proteins that target and neutralize invading virus particles. Scientists aren’t sure about the molecular specifics yet, but antibodies made by Ebola survivors appear to fight the virus more effectively than antibodies made by people who di...

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