Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus
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  July 18, 2017  
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 Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetusMalaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus
 
Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death.
 
 
 Prior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illnessPrior dengue fever in people infected by Zika does not lead to worse illness
 
Individuals who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than people with Zika who have never had dengue.
 
   New DNA-based vaccine protects testes, sperm from Zika-related damage in mouse modelsNew DNA-based vaccine protects testes, sperm from Zika-related damage in mouse models
 
While the Zika virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, research has shown that the disease can affect semen and sperm and can therefore be spread through sexual intercourse.
 
   Potential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study showsPotential vaccines could protect developing fetus from Zika virus, UTMB study shows
 
Immunizing female mice with a Zika vaccine can protect their developing fetus from infection and birth defects during pregnancy, according to new research from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
 
   Powassan Virus Prevention and ResearchPowassan Virus Prevention and Research
 
Powassan is a genus of viruses from the family Flaviviridae. It has RNA (ribonucleic acid) as its genetic material. The West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and Zika virus, among others, are viruses in the same class as Powassan virus. The Powassan virus was initially discovered in Powassan, Ontario, Canada in 1958. It is not curable.
 
 Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in Brazil
 
Zika virus affecting teenage mothers in BrazilZika virus transmitted by mosquitoes is affecting scores of teenage girls in the latest Brazilian Zika outbreak. The consequences of this could be serious say experts
 
 
 Powassan Virus
 
Powassan VirusPowassan is a genus of viruses from the family Flaviviridae. The West Nile virus, dengue virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, yellow fever virus, and Zika virus, among others, are viruses in this class. The Powassan virus was initially discovered in Powassan, Ontario, Canada in 1958. It does not have a cure.
 
 
 Scientists find simple way to raise accuracy of diagnostic tests and common assays
 
Scientists find simple way to raise accuracy of diagnostic tests and common assaysScientists at the University of Washington have discovered a simple way to raise the accuracy of diagnostic tests for medicine and common assays for laboratory research.
 
 
 20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in California
 
20 million engineered and bacteria charged mosquitoes to be released in CaliforniaAlphabet Inc.’s Verily Life Sciences unit has come up with a plan to release around 20 million bacteria-filled engineered mosquitoes in Fresno, California. These are male mosquitoes that have been reared by machines and the campaign begins this Friday.
 
 
 MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseases
 
MSU professor uses lessons from ancient skeletal remains to understand spread of modern diseasesA fascination with skeletons and the clues they provide about those who lived in the past led Molly Zuckerman to pursue a career in anthropology.