Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus
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  March 21, 2017  
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 Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virusCanadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus
 
The spread of the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects, has become a pressing public health issue in many countries. To this day, there is no vaccine to prevent and no medicine to treat Zika virus infections.
 
 
 Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey modelsNatural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models
 
A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has found.
 
   Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infectionResearchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection
 
For more than a year, Tom Hobman and his research team have devoted most of their waking hours to a headlong pursuit of knowledge about the Zika virus.
 
 Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infants
 
Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infantsA Maryland woman traveled to the Dominican Republic early in her pregnancy, spending three weeks with family. She felt dizzy and tired and, at first, attributed the lethargy to jet lag.
 
 
 Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne viruses
 
Sandia researchers develop smartphone-based device to rapidly detect mosquito-borne virusesAdd rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.