Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models
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  January 31, 2018  
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 Repurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse modelsRepurposed drug effectively protects against Zika virus in mouse models
 
In both cell cultures and mouse models, a drug used to treat Hepatitis C effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus -- and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse fetuses.
 
   Scientists discover promising new target to fight a class of virusesScientists discover promising new target to fight a class of viruses
 
Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and hepatitis C.
 
   Viral replication process weak spot may help develop cure for infectionsViral replication process weak spot may help develop cure for infections
 
Researchers at the Morgridge Institute for Research believe they have identified a weak spot in the replication process of positive-strand RNA viruses, which could yield treatment for viral infections such as Zika, Polio, Chikungunya, Hepatitis C and even common cold viruses.
 
 Mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smell of hosts, study shows
 
Mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smell of hosts, study showsYour grandmother's insistence that you receive more bug bites because you're 'sweeter' may not be that far-fetched after all, according to pioneering research from Virginia Tech scientists.
 
 
 Researchers find link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever
 
Researchers find link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue feverResearchers at the University of Missouri have found a link between genetic molecules in mosquitos and dengue fever.
 
 
 New project to study effect of climate change on society's vulnerability to dengue fever
 
New project to study effect of climate change on society's vulnerability to dengue feverNew research project will study how changes and variations in climate affect a society's vulnerability and risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, particularly dengue fever, in Southeast Asia.