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Measuring head circumference (also known as occipito-frontal circumference) is a significant part of the proper evaluation of a child’s growth and development, as it represents a direct indication of head growth. Therefore deviations from normal head growth may reveal certain congenital or acquired problem.
SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

A brain enzyme plays an important role in waking up neural stem cells

A brain enzyme plays an important role in waking up neural stem cells

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Preclinical study uncovers how Zika virus passes from mother to fetus during pregnancy

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Fetal and neonatal therapy combination may lessen the aftereffects of congenital CMV infection

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Virginia Tech researchers awarded NIH grant to develop Zika virus vaccine

Virginia Tech researchers awarded NIH grant to develop Zika virus vaccine

SARS-CoV-2 versus Zika: Comparing and contrasting the flow of research

SARS-CoV-2 versus Zika: Comparing and contrasting the flow of research

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

Widely used antibiotic shows promise for fighting against Zika infections

New mechanism controlling brain size discovered

New mechanism controlling brain size discovered

Researchers describe factors that reduce placenta's capacity to protect fetus from zika virus

Researchers describe factors that reduce placenta's capacity to protect fetus from zika virus

Study shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth

Study shows how Zika virus degrades key protein involved in neurological growth

Scientists identify new genetic cause of syndromic microcephaly

Scientists identify new genetic cause of syndromic microcephaly

Study shows what happens in the fetal brain affected by congenital Zika syndrome

Study shows what happens in the fetal brain affected by congenital Zika syndrome

Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects uncovered

Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects uncovered

Study reveals molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Study reveals molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Experimental therapy slows zika replication and prevents microcephaly in mice

Experimental therapy slows zika replication and prevents microcephaly in mice

Zika virus during pregnancy can hamper vital collagen development in babies’ brains

Zika virus during pregnancy can hamper vital collagen development in babies’ brains

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

COVID-19 may damage the central nervous system

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta