Amongst the flurry of efforts to combat the West African Ebola outbreak, Johnson & Johnson is trying its hand at developing a vaccine

Johnson & Johnson To Fast Track Ebola Vaccine Trials

Amongst the flurry of efforts to combat the West African Ebola outbreak, Johnson & Johnson is trying its hand at developing a vaccine Johnson & Johnson can be counted amongst the ranks of yet another pharmaceutical company that has joined the race to develop an Ebola vaccine. Thus far, the most advanced vaccine candidate is Glaxo Smith Kline’s, which is the …

Ebola situation in Nigeria and Guinea: encouraging signs

August 19th, 2014 The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa continues to evolve, with cases confirmed in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. At present, no cases have been confirmed anywhere else in the world outside these 4 countries. Nigeria The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first imported case was detected in July, looks reassuring. At present, …

On the 7th of August 2014, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Announced That the FDA has Allowed Potential Use of Their Experimental Ebola Drug on Infected Patients

FDA Enables Potential Use of Experimental Tekmira Vaccine on Ebola Patients

On the 7th of August 2014, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Announced That the FDA has Allowed Potential Use of Their Experimental Ebola Drug on Infected Patients The FDA has lifted a temporary ‘halt in research’ placed on the Ebola drug that has been developed by Canadian company Tekmira Pharmaceuticals. The lift of this hold means that the experimental drug may potentially be used …

Ebola Virus Gene Replikin Count Increased Sixteen-fold in 2013 in Advance of Current Outbreaks

July 30th, 2014 Replikins Ltd. today released new data on changes in the gene structure of the Ebola virus. Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston gene Replikin Count (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean Replikin Count increased twofold in 2010, threefold in 2012, and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting …