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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.
Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine

Study finds body temperature as major barrier to potential dengue, Zika vaccine

Complex human brain may originate from fewer initial cells compared to mice and monkeys

Complex human brain may originate from fewer initial cells compared to mice and monkeys

Zika virus can be used for treating aggressive human central nervous system tumors, shows study

Zika virus can be used for treating aggressive human central nervous system tumors, shows study

Researchers team up to improve life for children with microcephaly

Researchers team up to improve life for children with microcephaly

Climate change spurs proliferation of disease-bearing insects, increases exposure to viral infections

Climate change spurs proliferation of disease-bearing insects, increases exposure to viral infections

Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccine

Misconceptions about MMR vaccine found to influence usage of Zika vaccine

Scientists evaluate reliability of Zika virus diagnostics

Scientists evaluate reliability of Zika virus diagnostics

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Tiny 'brains on chips' reveal mechanisms underlying brain's wrinkling process

Tiny 'brains on chips' reveal mechanisms underlying brain's wrinkling process

Higher susceptibility of some babies to Zika virus has a genetic origin, study shows

Higher susceptibility of some babies to Zika virus has a genetic origin, study shows

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

Viruses closely related to Zika may cause fetal brain damage and death, study finds

Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models

Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models

Research reveals how Zika virus infection spurs fetal demise

Research reveals how Zika virus infection spurs fetal demise

Zika pandemic remains formidable challenge to medicine and public health, say experts

Zika pandemic remains formidable challenge to medicine and public health, say experts

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Texas Biomed scientists develop new animal model that mimics key features of Zika infection

Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly

Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus

Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection

Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection

Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

Scientists unveil pathology underlying optic nerve hypoplasia in children

Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists

Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists