Zika Virus Research News --

Mother's Dengue Immunity Worsens Baby's Response to Zika

Mar. 1, 2019

— New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
Jan. 4, 2019

— Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global flavivirus hotspot map from their ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
Dec. 20, 2018

— In mouse trials, a vaccine based on recombinant adenovirus protected against Zika without evidence of antibodies. Reports have shown Zika antibodies can worsen Dengue virus ...

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A Versatile Vaccine That Can Protect Mice from Emerging Tick-Borne Viruses

Dec. 18, 2018

— Researchers have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also show that the ...

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Novel Mechanisms of Dengue and Zika Virus Infections and Link to Microcephaly

Dec. 13, 2018

— New insights into how dengue and Zika viruses cause disease reveal strategies the viruses use to successfully infect their host and a link to ...

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Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

Dec. 13, 2018

— No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. Scientists may ...

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Six Antibodies Produced to Combat Zika Virus

Nov. 29, 2018

— Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
Nov. 14, 2018

— Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased severity of Zika in babies, and that previous Zika infection in mice mothers may increase ...

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Zika Circulates Among Wild Animals in the Americas, Making Eradication Nearly Impossible

Nov. 1, 2018

— Researchers report that wild monkeys in the Americas are transmitting the Zika virus to humans via mosquitoes, making complete eradication of the virus in the Americas very ...

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Honeybees at Risk from Zika Pesticides

Oct. 29, 2018

— Up to 13 percent of US beekeepers are in danger of losing their colonies due to pesticides sprayed to contain the Zika virus, new research ...

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Peptide Successfully Exploits Achilles' Heel of Zika Virus

Oct. 24, 2018

— Scientists have engineered an antiviral peptide that exploits the Zika virus at its Achilles' heel -- the viral membrane -- hence stopping the virus from causing severe infections. This new ...

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CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses

Sep. 17, 2018

— Researchers now report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus ...

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How the Immune System Protects Against Zika-Induced Neurological Symptoms

Sep. 13, 2018

— A type of immune cell that produces a protein called CD4 plays an important role in protecting mice infected with the Zika virus against severe neurological disease, according to a new ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
Sep. 10, 2018

— 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 have now unraveled how the ...

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Zika Virus Study Reveals Possible Causes of Brain Pathology

Sep. 4, 2018

— In healthy individuals, the Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, the unborn child can suffer from severe brain abnormalities as a result of mechanisms that have ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
Aug. 30, 2018

— A new tool uses a smartphone camera, a small 3D-printed box and a simple chemical test to show whether a dead mosquito belongs to the Aedes aegypti species, which carries Zika and other devastating ...

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Scientists Sweep Cellular Neighborhoods Where Zika Hides out

Aug. 28, 2018

— Researchers report a comprehensive analysis of interactions between Zika virus proteins and native human proteins. One of their findings gives insight into how Zika escapes immune signaling and where ...

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Novel Vaccine Approach Proves Powerful Against Zika Virus

Aug. 6, 2018

— A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has ...

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Rapid Zika Detection Test Uses Smartphone Technology

June 28, 2018

— Leveraging nanoparticles and digital health technology, investigators develop rapid, deployable, low-cost diagnostic test for Zika ...

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Zika Virus Research News --
June 26, 2018

— The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The scientists used the latest electron microscopy techniques to see the atomic details of the Zika virus ...

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Friday, March 1, 2019

  • Mother's dengue immunity worsens baby's response to Zika

Friday, January 4, 2019

  • Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • Virologists discover safer potential Zika vaccine

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

  • A versatile vaccine that can protect mice from emerging tick-borne viruses

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • Novel mechanisms of dengue and Zika virus infections and link to microcephaly
  • Drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses found in lab study

Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • Mothers infected by dengue may have babies with higher risk of severe Zika, and vice versa

Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Zika circulates among wild animals in the Americas, making eradication nearly impossible

Monday, October 29, 2018

  • Honeybees at risk from Zika pesticides

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • Peptide successfully exploits Achilles' heel of Zika virus

Monday, September 17, 2018

  • CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses

Thursday, September 13, 2018

  • How the immune system protects against Zika-induced neurological symptoms

Monday, September 10, 2018

  • Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

  • Zika virus study reveals possible causes of brain pathology

Thursday, August 30, 2018

  • Simple test detects disease-carrying mosquitoes, presence of biopesticide

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

  • Scientists sweep cellular neighborhoods where Zika hides out

Monday, August 6, 2018

  • Novel vaccine approach proves powerful against Zika virus

Thursday, June 28, 2018

  • Rapid Zika detection test uses smartphone technology

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

  • Zika in high resolution

Thursday, June 21, 2018

  • California Aedes mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Rhesus macaque model offers route to study Zika brain pathology

Friday, June 15, 2018

  • Brromeliads contribute to mosquito breeding in Miami

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Floridians took Zika threat more seriously than rest of US -- but still most did nothing

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  • What does the future hold for the children of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • Reconstructing Zika's spread

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • Dengue 'hot spots' provide map to chikungunya and Zika outbreaks

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • Marmosets as the canary in the coal mine for Zika

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Zika presents hot spots in brains of chicken embryos

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • How reliable is diagnostic testing for Zika?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Zika virus could help combat brain cancer

Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice
  • Biochemical networks mapped in midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • For the first time in humans, Zika syndrome susceptibility linked to genetic background

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies

Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Zika remains a research and public health challenge

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Monkeys infected by mosquito bites further Zika virus research

Monday, December 11, 2017

  • New model for Zika developed to aid in testing vaccines and treatments
  • How Zika virus induces congenital microcephaly

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Dengue immunity can protect against Zika virus

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Zika virus infects developing brain by first infecting cells meant to defend against it

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warns

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • US Olympians at 2016 Rio Games were infected with West Nile virus, not Zika

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • 'Exciting' discovery on path to develop new type of vaccine to treat global viruses

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • Zika virus could be used to treat brain cancer patients, study suggests

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Zika monkey study suggests worse fetal effects for vaginal versus mosquito transmission

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • Postnatal identification of Zika virus peptides from saliva

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Can previous exposure to West Nile alter the course of Zika?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

  • Can a Zika outbreak be sustained sexually? It's complicated

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  • Synthetic DNA-based Zika vaccine protects against damage to testes in preclinical models

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes found in Brazil

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Zika: Studying the 'rebound virus'

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Mutant mosquitoes make insecticide-resistance monitoring key to controlling Zika
  • Gaps remain in surveillance for mosquitoes that transmit Zika, new CDC data shows

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Pregnancy problems not necessarily tied to Zika viral load or Dengue fever

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Development of a novel vaccine for Zika

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • New insights into how the Zika virus causes microcephaly

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • Zika spread secrets tracked through new gene sequencing study

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses
  • Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumors

Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Urine test could detect Zika virus quickly, protect unborn babies

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

  • Potential Zika virus vaccine

Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • Discovery of a Zika antibody offers hope for a vaccine
  • Potential Zika virus target

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • Computer model developed to assess risk of a Zika epidemic in real-time
  • Researchers advance low-cost, low-tech Zika virus surveillance tool

Friday, April 28, 2017

  • Zika virus persists in the central nervous system and lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Zika RNA now found in a second mosquito species

Friday, April 14, 2017

  • Traces of Zika Found in Asian tiger mosquito in Brazil

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • Stopping Zika from crossing the placenta

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  • Previous exposure to flaviviruses increases effects of Zika
  • How Zika virus rewires and repurposes invaded cells

Monday, March 27, 2017

  • Zika virus protein mapped to speed search for cure
  • Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums

Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

Monday, March 13, 2017

  • Pre-existing immunity to dengue virus shapes Zika-specific T cell response

Friday, March 10, 2017

  • Zika virus also may have harmful heart effects, research shows in first report in adults

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
  • See how Zika infection changes a human cell

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Mouse model could shed new light on immune system response to Zika virus

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Single mutation may impact infectivity of West Nile and similar viruses

Monday, January 23, 2017

  • Brain abnormalities in fetuses exposed to Zika
  • Network of molecular interactions in brain cells infected by Zika virus reveals new therapeutic targets

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Study identifies potent inhibitor of Zika entry into human cells

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  • Dengue, Zika virus family uses an unexpected approach to hijack human cell machinery

Monday, January 9, 2017

  • New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  • How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • For the first time, researchers identify key proteins that may make Zika so deadly

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Zika antibodies from infected patient thwart infection in mice

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Protection against Zika just as important during winter

Thursday, November 24, 2016

  • First steps to neutralizing Zika

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

  • More insight into Zika effects

Friday, November 18, 2016

  • Scientists develop new mouse model to aid Zika virus research

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • Zika virus can live for hours on hard, non-porous surfaces
  • Making strides in fight against Zika