Zika virus
VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are partnering with the Dutch biopharmaceutical firm Batavia Biosciences and Nashville-based IDBiologics to bring... more
Zika virus damages the adult human brain and impairs memory in mouse model  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Zika virus attracted worldwide attention in recent years due to the devastating consequences of infection for pregnant women and their fetuses, many... more
Human adenovirus type 26 uses sialic acid-bearing glycans as a primary cell entry receptor  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Adenoviruses are clinically important agents. They cause respiratory distress, gastroenteritis, and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. As non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses, they are... more
Arbovirus manipulation of plant immune systems to favor disease spread  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Arthropod-transmitted viruses, known as arboviruses, can cause pandemic diseases in humans, animals, and crops. The Zika virus and cassava geminivirus are two such arboviruses. These pathogens often alter... more
Detailed map shows how viruses infect humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Biologists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have leveraged a computational method to map protein-protein interactions between all known human-infecting viruses and the cells they infect. The method, along with the... more
Studying human behavior might help curb mosquito-borne illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Control and prevention of Aedes-transmitted viruses, such as dengue, chikungunya, or Zika relies heavily on vector control approaches. Given the effort and cost involved in implementation of vector control, targeting of control... more
To stop mosquito-transmitted illnesses, pay attention to how humans behave  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Targeting the mosquito population within a defined area is the primary way scientists and public health officials mitigate the spread of diseases caused by viruses like Zika, dengue... more
Hidden Zika outbreak in Cuba uncovered by genomic sequencing and travel data  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Scripps have stumbled upon evidence of a hidden outbreak of Zika virus infection in Cuba, around 300 miles from the coast... more
New approach to detection reveals unreported Zika outbreak in 2017  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Public health experts in the US have discovered that the Zika virus may still be spreading in the Americas, despite case reporting having approached close to zero. more
An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, researchers unearthed a spike in Zika cases from travelers returning from... more
Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
New study suggests there were 5707 cases on the island, though only 187 were reported more
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