Zika virus
How maternal Zika virus infection results in newborn microcephaly  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons. more
Study sheds light on how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team... more
Zika virus can cause immune and brain abnormalities in asymptomatic pig offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Zika virus infection in the womb produces altered immune responses and sex-specific brain abnormalities in apparently healthy pig offspring, according to a new study. more
Integral Molecular receives NIH contract for $5.5 million to advance vaccine discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Integral Molecular a contract (75N93019C00073) which will provide up to $5.5M over the next... more
Insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A discovery has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. The researchers demonstrated that mammalian insulin activated an antiviral immunity... more
Study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue... more
How the Zika virus can spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Researchers were able to generate reliable maps for the transmission risk of the Zika virus in South America. more
Researchers generate reliable maps for transmission risk of Zika virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Environmental factors play a role, as do socioeconomic factors. Recently, several attempts have be made... more
Illinois researchers develop lab-on-a-smartphone system to detect infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Infectious diseases such as Zika and Dengue remain a top contributor to death and disability across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. more
Illinois researchers to develop lab-on-a-smartphone system to detect infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Infectious diseases such as Zika and Dengue remain a top contributor to death and disability across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. more
The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The first native cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Europe. Experts are calling it a wake-up call as warming global temperatures could... more
Critical protein that could unlock West Nile/Zika virus treatments identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have identified a protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses -- and could be important for developing therapies to prevent and... more
Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research team has discovered a protein without which cells infected by viruses cannot trigger an immune response, leading to 100% mortality with even non-disease-producing strains. The discovery of the... more
HIV drug stops Zika infection, strategy could halt infections caused by related viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report that a drug used in the treatment of HIV also suppresses Zika virus infection. In cell and animal models, they... more
Rilpivirine drug used for HIV treatment also suppresses Zika virus infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Like an adjustable wrench that becomes the "go-to" tool because it is effective and can be used for a variety of purposes, an existing drug that... more
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