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Researchers unlock the biomechanics of how the Ebola virus attaches to its host cell


March 28, 2019

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Lehigh University engineers, working with microbiologists at the University of Iowa, have developed a simple model for virus-host cell interaction driven by Ebola's adhesion to cell surface receptors. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, could provide new information to help develop effective antiviral treatments. Full Story

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