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A historic clinical trial has shown that two therapies made from Ebola antibodies appear to be improving survival rates among people who receive them, STAT reports. The announcement marks the first time a clinical trial has successfully shown that an Ebola therapy improves survival in people who have been infected. Only limited and preliminary data are available at this point, but the therapies showed mortality rates ranging from 29% to 53%.

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