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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

Zika Virus Persists in the Central Nervous System and Lymph Nodes of Rhesus Monkeys

Apr. 28, 2017 — Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Zika RNA has now been found in Aedes albopictus. That’s not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Stopping Zika from Crossing the Placenta

Apr. 4, 2017 — Although the World Health Organization ended its global health emergency on Zika last November, the virus could still make a comeback this summer. Researchers report that they may have figured out ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

How Zika Virus Rewires and Repurposes Invaded Cells

Mar. 30, 2017 — New research reveals a high-resolution view of the Zika viral life cycle within infected cells and shows dramatic changes in the cell's architecture throughout the infection process. This novel ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A team of scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread. Results of this study advance efforts to find drugs in fight against the disease, say ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The genomic replication of the Zika virus (ZIKV) is made possible by its 'NS5' protein. Scientists report that they have determined the crystal structure of the entire ZIKV NS5 protein and ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Zika also may have serious effects on the heart, new research shows in the first study to report cardiovascular complications related to this ... read more

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

Feb. 28, 2017 — Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ... read more

See How Zika Infection Changes a Human Cell

Feb. 28, 2017 — The Zika virus taking hold of the inner organelles of human liver and neural stem cells has been captured via light and electron microscopy. Researchers now show how the African and Asian strains of ... read more

Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus

Feb. 23, 2017 — A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new ... read more

Brain Abnormalities in Fetuses Exposed to Zika

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have completed a characterization of brain malformations and volume assessment in fetuses with Zika Virus infection using ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Zika virus interferes with the cellular machinery controlling cell division and alters the expression of hundreds of genes responsible for guiding the formation and development of brain cells, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers identified a panel of small molecules that inhibit Zika virus infection, including one that stands out as a potent inhibitor of Zika viral entry into relevant human cell types. They ... read more

Dengue, Zika Virus Family Uses an Unexpected Approach to Hijack Human Cell Machinery

Jan. 12, 2017 — Flaviviruses -- a family that includes Dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses -- use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell's machinery to replicate themselves compared to many other RNA ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers have determined the high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus, a step toward better understanding how the virus infects host cells and ... read more

How We Know Zika Virus Causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Birth Defects

Jan. 4, 2017 — A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and ... read more

Why Odds Are Against a Large Zika Outbreak in the US

Jan. 3, 2017 — Is the United States at risk for a large-scale outbreak of Zika or other mosquito-borne disease? While climate conditions in the US are increasingly favorable to mosquitos, socioeconomic factors such ... read more

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