On Wednesday, May 27, the Texas House of Representatives passed H.R. 2464 to recognize the efforts of the researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the hunt for an Ebola vaccine.
According to the resolution, UTMB “has made important strides toward conquering the Ebola virus” by developing a single-dose vaccine that is scheduled for human trials this summer. Legislators acknowledge the importance of animal research by noting, “researchers conducted nonhuman primate testing in the Galveston National Laboratory, the only fully operational Biosafety Level 4 laboratory on an academic campus in the United States.”
To read this honor bestowed by the Texas House of Representatives, please click here.