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  1. New Drug Cures Ebola-Infected Monkeys

    Bring on the monkey business. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals has announced that its TKM-Ebola-Guinea treatment has cured three primates infected with the deadly Makona strain, which has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa since 2014. Scientists theorize that the treatment could be modified to handle other strains of the pathogen by halting the replication of the virus. Human trials are under way in Sierra Leone, with results expected later this year in what could prove a major step toward halting the disease.

    BBC, NYT

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