Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection
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  November 20, 2017  
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 Scientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infectionScientists suggest possibility of naturally acquired immunity against Zika infection
 
Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected and not know it.
 
 
 Brazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientistsBrazilian Zika epidemic could soon be over, say scientists
 
In 2016, news about the Zika virus in Brazil made the headlines in Europe for the first time. With approximately 65 million people affected, it is one of the largest epidemics in the last few years.
 
   Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virusDrug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus
 
A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus.
 
   Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research revealsParkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research reveals
 
New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D., with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat.
 
 UCR researchers develop transgenic mosquitoes to help reduce spread of infectious diseases
 
UCR researchers develop transgenic mosquitoes to help reduce spread of infectious diseasesResearchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed transgenic mosquitoes that stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. The addition of Cas9 will enable the use of the CRISPR gene editing tool to make efficient, targeted changes to the mosquitoes' DNA.
 
 
 CRISPR shows potential to reduce diseases spread by mosquitoes
 
CRISPR shows potential to reduce diseases spread by mosquitoesResearch at the University of California, Riverside, have shown that it is possible for transgenic mosquitos to stably express the Cas9 enzyme in their germline. Cas9 addition will allow the utilization of the CRISPR gene editing tool to carry out efficient and highly targeted changes to the DNA of the mosquitoes.