In a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists successfully cured 100% of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys infected with the Marburg and Ravn virus using monoclonal antibodies. Both viruses are relatives of the Ebola virus, and both are known to cause symptoms similar to Ebola in humans.
Monoclonal antibodies are identical immune cell clones of a parent cell. They are designed to bind to a specific part of the invading virus or bacteria. In this study, scientists gave the animals two doses MR191-N, a monoclonal antibody derived from someone who had survived Marburg disease.
Following the success of this study, researchers began performing additional safety testing and studies in an effort to begin performing the treatment on humans in clinical studies. You can read more on this study, here.
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