Thursday, 18 May 2017

Scientists discover human antibodies to fight Ebola virus

Scientists discover human antibodies to fight Ebola virus

US Scientists have discovered a possible cure for all five known Ebola viruses, one of which ravaged (तबाह) West Africa in recent years.  The so-called broadly neutralizing(निष्क्रिय) antibodies were
discovered in the blood of a survivor of the West African epidemic.  Kartik Chandran, a Professor in the Department of Microbiology (कीटाणु-विज्ञान) and Immunology (प्रतिरक्षाविज्ञान) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, helped identify the antibodies. He is optimistic(आशावादी) that the antibodies can be used as a single therapy to treat all Ebola viruses. The deadly virus killed more than 11,000 people of the nearly 29,000 who became infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.


Definitions of neutralize निष्क्रिय

verb

render (something) ineffective or harmless by applying an opposite force or effect.

impatience at his frailty began to neutralize her fear

synonyms: counteract, offset, counterbalance, balance, counterpoise, countervail, compensate for, make up for, cancel out, nullify, negate, equalize


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Definitions of ravage तबाह

adjective
severely damaged; devastated.
he hopes to visit his ravaged homeland
verb
cause severe and extensive damage to.
fears that a war could ravage their country.

synonyms: lay waste, devastate, ruin, destroy, wreak havoc on, leave desolate, pillage, plunder, despoil, ransack, sack, loot, rape


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