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Scientists uncover how Zika virus causes microcephaly

Credit: University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonA multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that...

New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

Purdue researchers have determined the high-resolution structure of the immature Zika virus. This composite image of the surface (left), and cross-sectional region (right), reflect...

Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces

The Zika virus is most commonly transmitted in humans as the result of a bite from an infected mosquito or from an infected human...

Early study finds antibody that ‘neutralizes’ Zika virus

The findings may also aid efforts to develop an effective anti-Zika vaccine, said James Crowe Jr., M.D., director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. Credit:...

Details of mysterious Utah Zika-related death: Transmission by tears or sweat

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this...

Study details Zika virus disrupting fetal brain development during pregnancy

Magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the fetal brain in a Zika virus infected primate. The large white region is abnormal and indicates an accumulation...

New hope for Zika treatment found in large-scale screen of existing...

Scientists report that a specialized drug screen test using lab-grown human cells has revealed two classes of compounds already in the pharmaceutical arsenal that...

Antibodies identified that thwart Zika virus infection

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, and located the precise...

Scientists genetically engineered world’s first Zika virus infectious cDNA clone

A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of...

Zika virus may cause microcephaly by hijacking human immune molecule

In a 3-D brain model, Zika virus activates immune receptor TLR3, which in turn inhibits brain cell development and survival, causing the organoids to...