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Amazingly fast, cheap genome sequencing: Zika virus mosquito genome assembled from scratch

Added: 24.03.2017 14:49 | 9 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.

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Certain anti-influenza compounds also inhibit Zika virus infection, researchers find

Added: 21.03.2017 15:35 | 5 views | 0 comments

Three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells, scientists have discovered. These results provide the foundation for development of the broad-spectrum cell-directed antivirals or their combinations for treatment of Zika and other emerging viral diseases.

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Public skepticism would likely greet a new Zika vaccine, study says

Added: 21.03.2017 15:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials recommended it for them.

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Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for that

Added: 21.03.2017 14:00 | 13 views | 0 comments

Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.

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Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered in Houston

Added: 21.03.2017 11:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.

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Testing for Zika virus: There's an app for that

Added: 20.03.2017 18:38 | 9 views | 0 comments

Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.

From: feeds.sciencedaily.com

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

Added: 20.03.2017 17:49 | 10 views | 0 comments


HOUSTON (AP) - Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2mLrfyy ) reports that Harris County officials are negotiating with a British biotech company, Oxitec, to release mosquitoes ...

From: www.washingtontimes.com

Ex-CDC chief opposes public health block grants in Trump budget

Added: 17.03.2017 20:05 | 5 views | 0 comments

Burried in the cuts to science and public health in President Trump's newly released budget blueprint is a longtime conservative proposal to award lump sums of money to states - block grants - to let them decide how to respond to public health issues such as the Zika virus.

From: www.channelnewsasia.com

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