John A. Burns School of Medicine Receives Grant to Advance Ebola Vaccine

The National Institute of Health (NIH) have awarded a grant of $112,000 to the John A. Burns School of Medicine ((JABSOM) at the University of Hawaii to expand its studies of a proposed Ebola virus disease vaccine candidate. According to the University of Hawaii the vaccine candidate has been proven effective in clinical animal studies. “We are looking to see if our vaccine candidate can protect in other members in the filovirus family, viruses that are related to Ebola virus such as Marburg virus and Sudan virus,” Liana Medina, a PhD candidate at UH, said.“We would also like to see if using proteins from Ebola virus can protect against infection with closely related viruses,”

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