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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.
Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Canadian scientists join international battle against Zika virus

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

Researchers awarded CIHR grant to investigate how Zika virus changes host cells during infection

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

Natural immune molecule shows protective effect against Zika virus in mouse, monkey models

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

Zika virus may also cause serious cardiovascular complications, research shows

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus

New portable device may hold key to accurately detecting Zika virus

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

NIH workshop: Zika-affected infants may face complex health and developmental problems

UTMB researchers unravel mystery of how Zika virus causes birth defects

UTMB researchers unravel mystery of how Zika virus causes birth defects

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Scientists use brain organoids to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome

Scientists use brain organoids to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker syndrome

TSRI researchers uncover details behind Zika virus's unique ability to cause birth defects

TSRI researchers uncover details behind Zika virus's unique ability to cause birth defects

Researchers discover earliest-acting protein in C-elegans that plays key role in cell division

Researchers discover earliest-acting protein in C-elegans that plays key role in cell division

Study provides insights into molecular mechanisms of ZIKV infection

Study provides insights into molecular mechanisms of ZIKV infection

Researchers find brain abnormalities in Zika virus infected fetuses

Researchers find brain abnormalities in Zika virus infected fetuses

UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

Penn State researchers develop novel compound to combat cytomegalovirus

Penn State researchers develop novel compound to combat cytomegalovirus

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

UM SOM study identifies key Zika proteins as likely suspects for damage

UM SOM study identifies key Zika proteins as likely suspects for damage

Genetic mutation may increase susceptibility to cytomegalovirus infection

Genetic mutation may increase susceptibility to cytomegalovirus infection

Zika-linked abnormalities in fetuses more extensive and severe than previously thought

Zika-linked abnormalities in fetuses more extensive and severe than previously thought

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter

LSU expert highlights importance of protection against Zika during winter