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UTMB Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Ebola Drugs

The World Health Organization says there have been more than 1,700 cases of Ebola and more than 900 deaths since the start of the outbreak in Africa earlier this year. Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria are batting the virus. The World Health Organization is meeting in the coming week to discuss the […]

The World Health Organization says there have been more than 1,700 cases of Ebola and more than 900 deaths since the start of the outbreak in Africa earlier this year. Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria are batting the virus. The World Health Organization is meeting in the coming week to discuss the possible use of experimental drugs in the outbreak.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch were recently awarded a grant of up to $26 million to develop drugs against Ebola. We learn more about the research they’re undertaking.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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