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Stem Cell-Based Platform Provides New Insights into Ebola Virus Infection

September 13, 2022

Via: GEN

Ebola is a deadly virus that causes fever, body aches, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding inside and outside the body. It triggers a system-wide inflammation and fever and can also damage many types of tissues in the body, either by prompting immune cells such as macrophages to release inflammatory molecules or by direct damage: invading the cells and consuming them from within. However, the consequences are especially profound in the liver and it is not fully understood how liver cells respond to Ebola virus infection. Now, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine used stem cell biology to provide insights into Ebola virus infection.

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