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Science breakthrough on curbing dengue

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Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the University of California San Diego have engineered the first…
Structurally designed ‘DNA star’ creates ultrasensitive test for dengue virus

November 28, 2019

By folding snippets of DNA into the shape of a five-pointed star using structural DNA nanotechnology, researchers have…
Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines

November 27, 2019

Eating a low-calorie diet can help you live longer and prevent age-related diseases – and even improve the…
Transgenic mosquitoes pass on genes to native species

September 11, 2019

Transgenic mosquitoes released in Brazil in an effort to reduce the population of disease-bearing insects have successfully bred…
Researchers develop affordable new test for dengue

September 10, 2019

New tests could differentiate tropical diseases with a small blood sample. University of Alberta researchers have developed a…
Mosquitoes push northern limits with time-capsule eggs to survive winters

August 23, 2019

When the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the…
Fear of more dangerous second Zika, dengue infections unfounded in monkeys

August 5, 2019

An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according…
Stanford researchers explore the effects of climate change on disease

March 19, 2019

As the globe warms, mosquitoes will roam beyond their current habitats, shifting the burden of diseases like malaria,…
Prior Dengue Infection Protects Against Zika

February 18, 2019

The higher a person’s immunity to dengue virus, the lower their risk of Zika infection, an international team…
New findings could make mosquitos more satisfied—and safer to be around

February 15, 2019

She weighs less than one ten-thousandth of an ounce and her top speed is less than two miles…
At epicenter of Zika outbreak, dengue immunity provided protection

February 11, 2019

When the Zika virus arrived in the Americas in early 2015, it struck hard, infecting 73% of people…
Set of genes predicts severity of dengue

February 6, 2019

There’s no such thing as a “good” case of dengue fever, but some are worse than others, and…
Dengue immunity may be protective against symptomatic Zika, study finds

January 24, 2019

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when…
Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika Viruses Found in Lab Study

December 18, 2018

No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every…
Mosquito-to-mosquito infections keep dengue circulating

November 2, 2018

While mosquitoes acquire dengue viruses from people when they feed on blood, the insects can also infect each…
Spherical viruses structures are not as perfect as we thought

October 23, 2018

Determining the structure of a virus is an important step in understanding and treating viral disease. For decades,…
Dengue vaccine development taps new approach

August 29, 2018

Scientists have worked for nearly 80 years to produce a safe, effective vaccine for dengue, a flu-like illness…
The changing landscape of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases

July 18, 2018

Sara Cherry has a visceral memory of when Asian tiger mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, first found their way into the…
Purdue researchers developing device that detects mosquito-borne diseases, giving health officials time to take action

July 12, 2018

A startup created by Purdue University professors is developing a sensor that can detect dangerous mosquito-borne tropical diseases…
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria

May 21, 2018

A damaging bacteria with an uncanny ability to pass itself from insect mothers to eggs meets its genomic…
Supercomputer Simulations Reveal New “Achilles heel” in Dengue Virus

May 2, 2018

By stretching the amount of time proteins can be simulated in their natural state of wiggling and gyrating,…
Unraveling genetic mystery next step in Zika and dengue fight

April 30, 2018

A Vanderbilt team took the next leap forward in using a little-known bacteria to stop the spread of…
An Achilles heel discovered in viruses could fuel new antiviral approaches

January 31, 2018

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of…
Joint Efforts in Search of a Cure for Tropical Diseases

January 10, 2018

Malaria. Dengue. Zika. Infectious diseases affecting millions in South, Central America and the Caribbean where hundreds of service members…
Dengue ‘Achilles heel’ insight offers hope for better vaccines

December 19, 2017

Researchers have new insights into how protective antibodies attack dengue viruses, which could lead to more effective dengue…
Scientists take the temperature of dengue fever risk

October 5, 2017

When disease-bearing mosquitoes expand into new habitats, public health officials should test the ability of new arrivals to…
Bug Off! UA Scientists Study Mosquito Control

October 2, 2017

University of Arizona scientists are climbing into storm drains, navigating yards and scaling down drainage areas, trapping mosquitoes…
Antibody protects against both Zika and dengue, mouse study shows

September 27, 2017

Brazil and other areas hardest hit by the Zika virus – which can cause babies to be born…
Scientists identify climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks

September 5, 2017

The University is part of an international team of scientists that have identified the climatic risks for dengue disease…
Researchers Aim to Disrupt Egg Production in Dengue- and Zika-spreading Mosquito

February 23, 2017

The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a…
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