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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.
LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

Special article outlines recommended strategies to prevent Zika from blood transfusion

Special article outlines recommended strategies to prevent Zika from blood transfusion

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants, report reveals

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants, report reveals

Scientists take one step forward by finding how antibody neutralizes Zika infection

Scientists take one step forward by finding how antibody neutralizes Zika infection

New postnatal mouse model closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by Zika infection

New postnatal mouse model closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by Zika infection

Researchers create new Zika replicon system to find ways to combat virus

Researchers create new Zika replicon system to find ways to combat virus

New mouse model by FDA's scientists provides platform for improving understanding of Zika virus pathology

New mouse model by FDA's scientists provides platform for improving understanding of Zika virus pathology

New research shows how synthetic DNA vaccine approach protects against Zika virus infection

New research shows how synthetic DNA vaccine approach protects against Zika virus infection

Researchers discover antibody that can protect fetus from Zika virus in pregnant mice

Researchers discover antibody that can protect fetus from Zika virus in pregnant mice

Scientists develop new molecular method for detecting parasite in ham that causes toxoplasmosis

Scientists develop new molecular method for detecting parasite in ham that causes toxoplasmosis

Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

Dengue vaccinations could increase incidence of Zika virus, research finds

Dengue vaccinations could increase incidence of Zika virus, research finds

Adult brain cells may be vulnerable to Zika infection, new study suggests

Adult brain cells may be vulnerable to Zika infection, new study suggests

Neurodevelopmental chick model may help study microcephaly effects of Zika virus

Neurodevelopmental chick model may help study microcephaly effects of Zika virus

Wyss Institute wins 'Best of What's New' award for paper-based rapid Zika test

Wyss Institute wins 'Best of What's New' award for paper-based rapid Zika test

TSRI scientists elucidate how Zika virus attacks the brains of newborns

TSRI scientists elucidate how Zika virus attacks the brains of newborns

New evolutionary analysis provides insights into how Zika virus spreads between populations

New evolutionary analysis provides insights into how Zika virus spreads between populations

Study provides new insights into Zika's rapid infection and risk for transmission

Study provides new insights into Zika's rapid infection and risk for transmission

Researcher investigates ethics of maternal immunization

Researcher investigates ethics of maternal immunization

Two Zika vaccine candidates protect newborn mice against neurological damage

Two Zika vaccine candidates protect newborn mice against neurological damage