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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…
Yale researchers detect unreported Zika outbreak

August 26, 2019

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) have detected a large unreported Zika outbreak that occurred…
Findings shed new light on why Zika causes birth defects in some pregnancies

August 16, 2019

One thing is clear when it comes to Zika: Pregnant women must do everything they can to avoid…
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…
Genetic Screen Identifies Genes That Protect Cells from Zika Virus

July 26, 2019

The Zika virus has affected over 60 million people, mostly in South America. It has potentially devastating consequences…
Risk of congenital Zika syndrome greater than previously thought

April 23, 2019

Zika virus infection during pregnancy was first linked to birth defects during the outbreak in the Americas in…
Are there Zika reservoirs in the Americas?

March 20, 2019

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans.…
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes

March 14, 2019

By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika…
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…
Mosquitoes Show High Resistance to Common Insecticide

February 15, 2019

Florida mosquitoes that can carry Zika virus and other diseases are showing resistance to pyrethroid—a common group of…
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…
Mozzies get their wings clipped in spreading Zika virus

February 6, 2019

Scientists from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and the University of California San Diego have engineered mosquitoes to…
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…
Cellular protein a target for Zika control

January 15, 2019

A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika…
Virologists discover safer potential Zika vaccine

December 21, 2018

Researcher Eric Weaver described the finding as exciting and novel. He and his team are confident that future…
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…
Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

November 6, 2018

SC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the…
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,…
UB welcomes first fellows of $1.1 million training program to improve study of Zika, HIV and other viruses

October 8, 2018

The University at Buffalo has accepted the first cohort of fellows into the Global Infectious Diseases Research Training…
Zika and yellow fever: Vaccines without eggs

September 27, 2018

This could make the supply of some vital vaccines more secure in the future. A team led by…
Male mosquitos amplify the sound of female wingbeat in order to find a partner in a swarm of males

September 27, 2018

You know that annoying sound that just means your day is about to get that tiny little bit…
Zika Virus Strips Immune Cells of their Identity

September 12, 2018

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet…
NIH begins clinical trial of live, attenuated Zika vaccine

August 28, 2018

Vaccinations have begun in a first-in-human trial of an experimental live, attenuated Zika virus vaccine developed by scientists…
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…
Pregnancy loss occurs in 26 percent of Zika-infected monkeys

July 10, 2018

Fetal death in utero occurred in more than one-fourth of monkeys infected in the laboratory with Zika virus in early…
Most accurate picture of Zika yet creates potential for therapeutics

June 26, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers have created the most accurate picture of Zika to date, finding probable drug-binding…
Morgridge Institute announces Rowe Center for Research in Virology

June 5, 2018

The Morgridge Institute for Research is launching the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in…
UQ Zika detection breakthrough a potential lifesaver

May 24, 2018

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika…
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