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New Zika Virus Research: New findings detail structure of immature Zika virus

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(SOURCE: PURDUE UNIVERSITY) –  Researchers at Purdue University have determined the high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus, a step toward better understanding how the virus infects host cells and spreads. Zika belongs to a family of viruses called flaviviruses, which includes dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitic viruses. Although only the mature […]

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Zika Virus News: Protection Against Zika Just as Important During Winter

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(SOURCE: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER) – Just because temperatures are cooling down as winter approaches, it’s no time to let your guard down when it comes to mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus. James Diaz, MD, DrPH, Professor and Program Director of Environmental/Occupational Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public […]

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Zika Virus Research News: First steps to neutralizing Zika

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(DUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL) According to a recent press release, as Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), in collaboration with scientists from the University […]