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  • Researchers hope to diagnose deadly Ebola virus with nanotech

    CIO - 10/01/2014

    In August, scientists at Northeastern University reported that they have been using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the virus.

    What makes finding a vaccine or cure such a challenging job is that the virus mutates so quickly. How do you pin down and treat something that is continually changing?

    Thomas Webster, professor and chairman of bioengineering and chemical engineering at Northeastern, said nanotechnology may be the answer to that problem. Webster is working to develop nanoparticles that can stop the Ebola virus from mutating, and then kill it.

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