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Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection

Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection

Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection Fat-based molecules are key to Zika virus infection A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-trained disease detective conducts a Zika case investigation in a Guinea-Bissau community. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Certain fat-based molecules required for Zika virus …

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    Experimental drug reduces replication of zika virus and prevents microcephaly in mice

    Experimental drug reduces replication of zika virus and prevents microcephaly in mice

    Experimental drug reduces replication of zika virus and prevents microcephaly in mice Experimental drug reduces replication of zika virus and prevents microcephaly in mice Color transmission electron microscopy of the zika virus. Credit: Cynthia Goldsmith, CDC An international group of researchers have discovered that inhibiting AHR (aryl hydrocarbon receptor)—a protein …

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      Researchers identify role that skin plays in Zika virus

      Researchers identify role that skin plays in Zika virus 1

      Transmission electron microscope image of negative-stained, Fortaleza-strain Zika virus (red), isolated from a microcephaly case in Brazil. The virus is associated with cellular membranes in the center. Credit: NIAID When a mosquito infected with Zika virus bites someone, the skin is the first line of defense against infection. A Duke …

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        Consequences of Zika virus infection on glial cells

        Consequences of Zika virus infection on glial cells 6

        The Zika virus is highlighted in green, as the astrocyte nucleus is in blue and its cytoplasm in red. Credit: Taken from the study. Studies regarding the brain damage caused by the Zika virus have revealed the virus’ predilection for a certain neural cell: the astrocyte. However, few studies have …

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          A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs

          A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs 7

          Zika virus particles (red) shown in African green monkey kidney cells. Credit: NIAID Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity. The 2015-2016 Zika outbreak, which impacted much of the Americas, prompted efforts …

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