Stampede2, Bridges simulations show weak spots in Ebola virus nucleocapsid

The deadly Ebola virus shields its RNA genetic material in coils of proteins called nucleocapsids (above). The lab of Juan Perilla at the University of Delaware completed all-atom simulations of the nucleocapsid with (R) and without (L) RNA, showing that the RNA confers stability vs. disorder without. Credit: Juan R. Perilla, University of Delaware. In […]

The FDA has approved the first treatment for Ebola

There is now an approved treatment for Ebola, one of the world’s deadliest diseases.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced October 14 that Inmazeb, a cocktail of lab-made antibodies developed by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, can be used to treat adult and pediatric patients with Ebola. The announcement comes less than a year after […]