08/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Boston U Scientists Get Closer To Cure For Ebola

The infectious Ebola virus has long been a threat to global health due to its high mortality rate and potential for use in biological weapons. However, Boston University scientists may be reaching a cure.

Scientists kept macaque monkeys from dying after exposing them to extreme amounts of Ebola as a part of a study by BU, the Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. The breakthrough was published in the May 28th edition of The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal, and partially funded by the Department of Defense.

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