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are these genetically engineered cows the future of medicine Are these genetically engineered cows the future of medicine?
THE VERGE They look like normal black-and-white Holstein cows, a common sight in Western Iowa. But these cows are special:... 22 hours
Special article outlines recommended strategies to prevent Zika from blood transfusion
NEWS MEDICAL As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. 2 days
[Structural Biology] Zika virus is fit to be tied
AAAS Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with fetal microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Other mosquito-born flaviviruses, such as dengue virus, encode noncoding subgenomic flavivirus – [Read More] 3 days
How Zika infects the growing brain
SCIENCE DAILY The fast-spreading Zika virus can take multiple routes into developing human nerve cells, research demonstrates. Around the world, hundreds of women infected with the Zika virus have given birth to children suffering from microcephaly or other... 3 days
Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study
SCIENCE DAILY The Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus during gestation, a team of researchers has explained in the first report outlining the... 4 days
Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants, report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who... 4 days
Online epidemic tracking tool embraces open data and collective intelligence to understand outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed Microreact, a free, real-time epidemic visualisation and tracking platform that has been used to monitor outbreaks of Ebola, Zika... 4 days
Texas Reports First Zika Case Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes
ABC NEWS It's the second state to report an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika virus. 6 days
First steps to neutralizing Zika
SCIENCE DAILY As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers has discovered the mechanism... 1 week
[Epidemiology] Increasing viral threats from mosquitoes
AAAS Viral diseases such as dengue, Zika, and yellow fever are transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. In a Perspective, Powell highlights recent changes in the global distribution – [Read More] 1 week
Scientists take one step forward by finding how antibody neutralizes Zika infection
NEWS MEDICAL As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear. 1 week
More insight into Zika effects
SCIENCE DAILY Three new studies recently reported on the effects of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil. 1 week
New mouse model reveals extensive postnatal brain damage caused by Zika infection
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by the Zika virus in humans. 2 weeks
CDC, US and Brazilian researchers find evidence of onset of Zika-associated microcephaly and other neurologic complications after birth
MNT CDC researchers in collaboration with researchers from the United States and Brazil... 2 weeks
New postnatal mouse model closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by Zika infection
NEWS MEDICAL A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal... 2 weeks
Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Birth
ABC NEWS Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be readily apparent at birth but develop months afterward 2 weeks
Zika Birth Defect May Only Become Clear Months After Birth
ABC NEWS Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Zika: Researchers create powerful tool for vaccine, antiviral development
MNT By stripping the Zika virus of structural genes, researchers create versions to help develop vaccines and therapeutics without using infectious virus. 2 weeks
the florida keys approve a trial release of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat zika The Florida Keys approve a trial release of genetically-modified mosquitoes to combat Zika
THE VERGE Last summer, the Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead... 2 weeks
Researchers develop new mouse model to study Zika virus and find potential treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a new mouse model that could be used in Zika research to better understand the virus and find new... 2 weeks
Researchers create new Zika replicon system to find ways to combat virus
NEWS MEDICAL New research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, in collaboration with Southwest University in Chongqing, China and the University of Leuven... 2 weeks
WHO Shifts From 'Emergency' Response to Long-Term Zika Fight
ABC NEWS WHO stressed the Zika virus remains a serious threat. 2 weeks
Powerful new tools to combat Zika created
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a way to replicate the basic structure of the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, outlines a new report. 2 weeks
New mouse model by FDA's scientists provides platform for improving understanding of Zika virus pathology
NEWS MEDICAL A new mouse model developed by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may help in exploring... 2 weeks
This week in Zika: Vaginal vulnerability, disease double trouble and more
SCIENCE-NEWS Puerto Rico cases of Zika suggest that the virus prefers women. And two new findings reveal more about Zika’s transmission and ability to survive outside the... 2 weeks
Suppressed vaginal immune response makes women more susceptible to RNA viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that the vaginal immune system is suppressed in response to RNA viruses, such as Zika. 3 weeks
Women at greater risk for Zika infection due to suppressed vaginal immune response
SCIENCE DAILY Women at greater risk for Zika infection due to suppressed vaginal immune response, report researchers. They add that the extra time that... 3 weeks
Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces
SCIENCE DAILY The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted in humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito or from an infected human to another human. What... 3 weeks
'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's
NPR Each lab-grown cluster of human cells fits on a pin's head, but contains some of the cell types and circuitry of a real brain. The structures already are... 3 weeks
Study shows how Zika virus infection leads to production of smaller disease-causing RNAs
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers, led by scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have found basic molecular processes used by the Zika virus... 3 weeks
Newly Discovered Antibody ‘Neutralizes’ Zika Virus, Shows Mouse Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientist Prof. James Crowe, Jr., has isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model ‘markedly reduced’ infection by the... 3 weeks
New research shows how synthetic DNA vaccine approach protects against Zika virus infection
NEWS MEDICAL As the global spread of the Zika virus continues, efforts are underway to halt the disease's transmission. 3 weeks
DNA-based Zika vaccine showed protection from infection, brain damage and death
SCIENCE DAILY A new vaccination has generated a robust and protective antigen-specific antibody and T cell immune responses in preclinical animal models, report scientists. 3 weeks
Clinical study to test safety and ability of investigational Zika vaccine candidate begins
NEWS MEDICAL The first of five early stage clinical trials to test the safety and ability of an investigational Zika vaccine candidate called the... 4 weeks
Researchers discover antibody that can protect fetus from Zika virus in pregnant mice
NEWS MEDICAL The most devastating consequence of Zika virus infection is the development of microcephaly, or an abnormally small head, in babies who were infected in... 4 weeks
Early study finds antibody that 'neutralizes' Zika virus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model "markedly reduced" infection by the Zika virus, report scientists. Zika is believed to cause microcephaly, unusually small heads, and other... 4 weeks
Antibody protects against Zika virus in tests in mice
SCIENCE-NEWS A new treatment for Zika relies on human antibodies and can help protect pregnant mice from the virus’s damaging effects. 4 weeks
Testing Begins On An Experimental Zika Vaccine With Inactivated Virus
NPR Scientists are racing to create a vaccine against the Zika virus. The latest effort being tested uses inactivated virus, a technique that has been used successfully to fight... 4 weeks
New Zika treatment that protects pregnant mice could help us protect pregnant women
THE VERGE A new treatment that protects the babies of pregnant mice infected with Zika could help us create a similar therapy for humans.... 4 weeks
Medical News Today: Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika
MNT Zika infection in pregnancy can cause microcephaly. A new study found an antibody called ZIKV-177 protected pregnant mice and their fetuses against Zika. 4 weeks
27 Devastating Infectious Diseases
LIVE SCIENCE Contagious diseases have shaped human history and they remain with us. Here's a look at some doozies, from ebola and dengue to the more recent Zika virus and CJD. 1 month
Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows
NEWS MEDICAL New research in male mice has revealed that Zika virus infection can break down and severely damage the... 1 month
Dengue vaccinations could increase incidence of Zika virus, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research out of York University and Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. 1 month
Zika infection causes reduced fertility, low testosterone in male mice
SCIENCE DAILY Zika targets the male reproductive system, at least in mice, say researchers. Three weeks after Zika infection, male mice had shrunken testicles, low levels of sex hormones and... 1 month
Vaccinating against dengue may increase Zika outbreaks
SCIENCE DAILY Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research. The study identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than a third of the world's population lives in areas where dengue... 1 month
Nearly 600 Zika investigations force public health department in Harris County, Texas to improvise
SCIENCE DAILY The Harris County Public Health Department -- which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas' first Zika-associated death --... 1 month
Zika Ravages Testes of Mice; Study Raises Concern About Men
ABC NEWS A new study finds that Zika virus ravages the testes of mice 1 month
Genes help scientists track odd migrations of Zika mosquitoes
PHYS.ORG Mosquitoes that carry Zika virus and Dengue fever are genetically distinct throughout the globe, a fact that may help public health officials assess risk to populations newly exposed to the... 1 month
Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay
NPR The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now urges pregnant women to "consider postponing travel to all parts of Miami-Dade County." Zika is on the way to becoming an endemic disease in... 1 month
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