Local scientists find missing puzzle piece in Ebola Virus
SAN ANTONIO - A team of scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have found a missing piece of the puzzle that is the Ebola virus.
They investigated the interaction between a protein in the Ebola virus and a protein in human cells. They found out what kind of interaction caused the virus to quickly replicate or intensify in the body.
A Texas Biomed doctor says this work is a turning point for understanding how the Ebola virus is modulated.
Texas Biomed has one of only a few biosafety level 4 labs in the country where scientists can work with viruses like Ebola.
Right now, there is no known cure for Ebola, and has a 90 percent mortality rate, but doctors say, with research, they hope to manipulate Ebola virus proteins and at least stop it from progressing.