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Zika virus study reveals possible causes of brain pathology

Added: 07.12.2018 17:43 | 2 views | 0 comments

In healthy individuals, the Zika virus causes flu-like symptoms. If a pregnant woman becomes infected, the unborn child can suffer from severe brain abnormalities as a result of mechanisms that have not yet been explained. A study shows that Zika virus proteins bind to cellular proteins that are required for neural development.

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New Zika vaccine effective in preclinical trials

Added: 04.12.2018 20:52 | 16 views | 0 comments

Researchers have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that it is effective in protecting both mice and monkeys from the infection. Demonstrating the effectiveness of their vaccine candidate in monkeys (non-human primates) is an important milestone because it typically predicts the vaccine will work in humans, enabling further clinical development.

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