Research ArticleEbola virus

A screen of approved drugs and molecular probes identifies therapeutics with anti–Ebola virus activity

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Science Translational Medicine  03 Jun 2015:
Vol. 7, Issue 290, pp. 290ra89
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa5597

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  • Another drug for another virus

    Dr. Johansen and her colleagues are to be congratulated on conducting their study. One can only agree with them that: "Repurposing approved drugs for emerging infections remains a critical resource for potential antiviral therapies". Who can tell what therapeutic benefits of "off-label" testing of FDA-approved therapies may provide?. Not to mention new insights into pathogenic mechanisms of diseases. It is easy to for...

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