Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma
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  May 23, 2017  
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 Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastomaCancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma
 
In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumor cells, potentially leading to new treatments for one of the hardest to treat cancers.
 
 
 Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika virusesStudy findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses
 
A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite.
 
   New research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infectionsNew research could be first step toward drug to treat Zika infections
 
New research led by Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D., associate professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), and Alex Strongin, Ph.D., professor at SBP, could be a first step toward a drug to treat Zika infections. Publishing in Antiviral Research, the scientific team discovered a compound that prevents the virus from spreading.
 
 Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquito
 
Chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses: three viruses in one mosquitoThe study published in Nature Communications on May 19 found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries the Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite.
 
 
 Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defects
 
Brisbane researchers synthetically re-create Zika virus to better understand birth defectsBrisbane researchers have synthetically re-created Zika virus in the laboratory - a breakthrough which will help to understand the virus and the fetal brain defects it causes.