Whether they can create an affordable drug that works in people remains to be seen, but the new method halts all strains of ebola in their tracks.

Scientists have managed to inhibit the reproduction of ebola virus in laboratory conditions. Whether the breakthrough can translate into an actual drug is an open question, but the good news is that if it can, the product is likely to work on all ebola strains and maybe on some other vicious viruses as well. The team isn’t suggesting a cure, it’s suggesting a way to stop the virus, which causes a deadly hemorrhagic disease, from multiplying. Continue reading.