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Merck and Pfizer to cooperate on anti-cancer immunotherapy

Source: Deutsche Welle, by Jasper Sky, 11/17/2014

The pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer have agreed a deal to develop and market immunotherapy agents to fight cancer. 130 more words

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Two Seminal Papers on the Treatment of Ebola Fever

Watching US news reports, it seems the media are more interested in spreading emotion rather than information. Here are two important papers on the development of an effective Ebola treatment. 62 more words

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Jonas Salk - The Ma(i)n Behind Polio Eradication

Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medicinal scientist and virologist. He found and created the first fruitful inactivated polio immunization. 1,035 more words


Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors' blood can provide new treatment.

The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in West Africa.  308 more words



An antibody (AB), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a globular glycoprotein produced and secreted by plasma cells from the immune system. Antibodies function to identify and neutralize any foreign material such as bacteria and viruses. 345 more words


The most promising treatments for ebola are based on basic immunology-part 2

One of the more peculiar, historic and almost cinematic treatments being discussed in the midst of the ebola crises is the use of blood transfusions. In movies, the blood of a survivor or someone special is often supposed to have some sort of mystical effect on the (usually villainous) recipient. 557 more words