Collection: Zika virus

More Stories in Zika virus

  1. Zika virus and stem cells
    Health & Medicine

    Zika could one day help combat deadly brain cancer

    The Zika virus targets cells that cause glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, studies in human cells and mice show.

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  2. stethoscope on a pregnant woman's belly
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    Certain birth defects are on the rise since Zika arrived in the U.S.

    The rate of certain birth defects is much higher in babies born to Zika-infected mothers in the United States, the CDC reports.

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  3. vial labeled zika
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    See how long Zika lasts in semen and other bodily fluids

    For most men infected with Zika, traces of the virus disappear from semen 81 days after symptoms begin. In other bodily fluids, Zika RNA is typically cleared even faster.

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  4. cryo-electron microscopy map of immature zika virus
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    Map of Zika virus reveals how it shifts as it matures

    A cryo-electron microscopy map of immature Zika virus offers a never-before-seen glimpse of remodeling of the virus’s protein and RNA core.

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  5. Brazilian woman with child
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    Year in review: Zika virus devastates Brazil and spreads fear across Americas

    The increase in microcephaly in Brazil has spread fear of Zika infection across the Americas.

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  6. zika watch
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    Cell biologists learn how Zika kills brain cells, devise schemes to stop it

    Cell biologists are learning more about how the Zika virus disrupts brain cells to cause microcephaly. Meanwhile, several strategies to combat the virus show preliminary promise.

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  7. graph of zika infections and microcephaly cases
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    Microcephaly cases surge in Colombia following rise in Zika infections

    More than 400 cases of microcephaly have been reported in Colombia this year, months after Zika virus infections peaked in the country.

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  8. Aedes aegypti mosquito
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    This week in Zika: Vaginal vulnerability, disease double trouble and more

    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 body.

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  9. TEM of Zika virus
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    Antibody protects against Zika virus in tests in mice

    A new treatment for Zika relies on human antibodies and can help protect pregnant mice from the virus’s damaging effects.

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