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  • Why haven’t we found a cure for Ebola in Boston? - 12/08/2014

    Down Huntington Avenue, Northeastern University bio and chemical engineers are using nanotechnology to kill Ebola and stop it from mutating.

    Before this year’s outbreak, many Americans had never heard of Ebola. But the virus isn’t new. It first emerged in 1976, and over the decades, the Ebolavirus genus has mutated into five strains, four of which make humans sick. Though unprecedented in its size and spread in populated areas, the world has seen the 2014 strain, called “Zaire,” before.

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