Blood From Ebola Survivors Could Help Spur New Disease Treatments

Faculty member in IMP and MMG, Dr. Rafi Ahmed, is featured in a Reuters article about his government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the Ebola virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's elite research arm, has awarded Emory up to $10.8 million over three years to direct the project

Ahmed and his colleagues intend to isolate antibodies made by these patients in response to the Ebola virus, and through a series of experiments in animals, identify the most effective ones for fighting off an Ebola infection.

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