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Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:15 am

Channel 4 News

Zika sufferers share what lessons can be learned – and what future could their children hope for?
Channel 4 News
It's nearly three years since the Zika epidemic appeared – creating world-wide alarm after a spike in babies with birth defects whose mothers contracted the virus. Many of those cases were concentrated in Brazil, where at least 3,000 babies were born ...

Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:15 pm

Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Baptist researchers create tool to measure Zika virus' affect on male fertility
Winston-Salem Journal
The Associated Press reported in August that a study determined that 1 in 7 children born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy had some kind of health problem — ranging from birth defects to conditions that became apparent at a ...

Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:11 pm

Yahoo News

Zika virus could be key to treat brain cancer, UTMB says
Yahoo News
“I hope to be able to put this up as one of my crowning achievements that I was able to... expose something that is truly a cancer in our country,” Trump told The Hill when asked what he thought the outcome of his feud with the FBI would be. The Hill's ...

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Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:17 pm

BBC News

BBC News
"I think I can be happier... but it's a different life". Two women, Mila and Joana, whose babies were born with microcephaly after they contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy, talk about how setting up a support group - called Abraco or 'Embrace ...

Posted: September 19, 2018, 10:45 pm

WPLG Local 10

Can Zika virus help fight brain cancer?
WPLG Local 10
Researchers at the University of Texas say the Zika virus may specifically help fight glioblastoma, which is the fast-acting form of cancer that most recently ended U.S. Sen. John McCain's life. Copyright 2018 by WPLG - All rights reserved.

Posted: September 19, 2018, 9:06 pm


Glioblastoma: Zika Virus Could Destroy Brain Cancer That Killed John McCain
A vaccine against the Zika virus could one day be used to fight the deadly brain cancer that claimed the life of Senator John McCain, according to a study in mice. Researchers used a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus to kill human glioblastoma ...

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Posted: September 18, 2018, 10:00 am

CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses
Science Daily
UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection. That nasty class of pathogens includes West Nile virus, dengue fever, Zika virus, and yellow fever.

Posted: September 17, 2018, 11:37 pm

National Institutes of Health (press release)

Gene variations linked to severity of Zika-related birth defects, small NIH study suggests
National Institutes of Health (press release)
The study enrolled 52 women who had given birth after testing positive for Zika virus infection. Of these women, 28 gave birth to children with reduced head size and other Zika-related birth defects; infants born to the remaining 24 women did not ...

Posted: September 17, 2018, 1:04 pm

Zika Virus Strips Immune Cells of their Identity
UC San Diego Health
Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have now unraveled how ...
Researches at UCSD discover Zika virus targets, hinders immune

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Posted: September 10, 2018, 7:42 pm


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