25 June 2014
Vol 6, Issue 242

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ONLINE COVER Monoclonal antibodies go viral. Shown is a rendition of a Nipah virus (RNA in Cyan; G proteins in purple; fusion proteins in green), which is a recently emerged zoonotic paramyxovirus that causes severe and often fatal disease in pigs and humans. There are currently no vaccines or treatments approved for human use. Geisbert et al. use a human monoclonal antibody to achieve the first successful therapy for Nipah virus infection after the onset of symptoms in a nonhuman primate. [CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]