World Scientists have found a potential cure for Ebola - Science Alert


Working in a secretive quarantined lab, scientists in the US have discovered a small molecule that saves monkeys and rodents from one of the world's most terrifying viruses.

But researchers working in a high-contaminant biological laboratory maintained by USAMRIID at Fort Detrick in Maryland, US, may have found a potential cure, they've reported in Nature.

The scientists have discovered a molecule, named BCX4430, which looks a lot like the "A" that makes up DNA: adenosine. Adenosine is one of four base pairs in DNA, and is also used in the genomes of RNA-based viruses, such as #Ebola.

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This is great news. Without science we'd be lost.

Recently, another drug showed potential of curing HIV. "Goodbye rubbers" some'd say