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Thursday May 25, 2017, 03:00 PM

Zika Infections Could Be Factor in More Pregnancies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus's developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.

Wednesday May 24, 2017, 03:05 PM

Zika Reached Miami at Least Four Times, Caribbean Travel Likely Responsible

Scripps Research Institute

With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large group of international researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains how Zika virus entered the United States via Florida in 2016--and how it might re-enter the country this year.

Tuesday May 16, 2017, 01:40 PM

New Zika Virus Inhibitor Identified

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika

Monday April 17, 2017, 11:05 AM

Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry - Zika - began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, this same breed of mosquito was spreading a different and deadly epidemic right here in Philadelphia and just like Zika, this epidemic is seeing a modern resurgence, with Brazil at its epicenter.

Monday April 17, 2017, 09:05 AM

UF/IFAS Scientists Find Zika RNA in a Second Mosquito Species

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS entomology associate professor Chelsea Smartt led a research team that found Zika RNA in Aedes albopictus. That's not the species -- known as Aedes aegypti -- most often associated with Zika. But scientists have never discounted Aedes albopictus as another possible carrier of the potentially deadly virus.

Tuesday April 11, 2017, 10:05 AM

Tips to Prevent and Treat Bug Bites

American Academy of Dermatology

Although warm, spring weather means more time outdoors, it also means more bugs - like bees, ticks and mosquitoes. The best way to deal with pesky bites and stings, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, is to prevent them in the first place. This can also help you avoid an insect-related disease, which can put a damper on anyone's spring.

Monday April 10, 2017, 05:00 PM

Researchers Gain Insight Into Protein Critical to Zika Virus Reproduction

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab researchers collaborated with colleagues from the University of Indiana and Texas A&M University to solve the atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction. The X-ray studies were conducted at the Advanced Light Source in the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology.

Friday March 31, 2017, 10:05 AM

From AIDS to Zika: April 7 Event Features Top Speakers on Contagious Crises

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Top experts from the government, non-profit and media sphere will address past, present and future contagious threats in an afternoon-long event at the University of Michigan.

Monday March 27, 2017, 04:05 PM

Zika Virus Protein Mapped to Speed Search for Cure

Indiana University

A study published today reports that a team led by Indiana University scientists has mapped a key protein that causes the Zika virus to reproduce and spread.

Monday March 27, 2017, 12:05 PM

Saint Louis University Researchers Predict Zika Hot Spots in the U.S.

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Researchers predicted the places in the continental U.S. where Zika is most likely to be transmitted are the Mississippi delta and southern states extending northward along the Atlantic coast and in southern California.

Thursday March 23, 2017, 03:05 PM

What Does Congenital Zika Syndrome Look Like?

University of California San Diego Health

In a new paper, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, along with colleagues in Brazil and Spain, describe the phenotypic spectrum or set of observable characteristics of congenital Zika (ZIKV) syndrome, based upon clinical evaluations and neuroimaging of 83 Brazilian children with presumed or confirmed ZIKV congenital infections.

Friday March 17, 2017, 05:05 PM

For Female Mosquitoes, Two Sets of Odor Sensors Are Better Than One

Vanderbilt University

A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.

Monday March 13, 2017, 01:00 PM

Pre-Existing Immunity to Dengue Virus Shapes Zika-Specific T Cell Response

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Although Zika and dengue are considered different virus "species," they are so closely related that the immune system treats Zika just like another version of dengue, report researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Their latest study, published in the March 13, 2017, advance online edition of Nature Microbiology, shows that pre-existing immunity to dengue virus modulates the magnitude and breadth of the immune system's T cell response to Zika.

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 08:05 AM

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

University of Georgia

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Wednesday February 22, 2017, 09:00 AM

Device Will Rapidly, Accurately and Inexpensively Detect Zika Virus at Airports and Other Sites

Florida Atlantic University

About the size of a tablet, a portable device that could be used in a host of environments like a busy airport or even a remote location in South America, may hold the key to detecting the dreaded Zika virus accurately, rapidly and inexpensively using just a saliva sample. For about $2 and within 15 minutes, researchers hope to accurately determine whether or not an individual has an active infection.

Wednesday February 15, 2017, 08:05 AM

UF/IFAS Entomologist Gets $200,000 to Help Develop Rapid Zika Detection

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Barry Alto, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of medical entomology, said scientists need better diagnostic tools to detect Zika virus to meet challenges to public health. He is working with collaborator Steven Benner at Firebird Biomolecular Sciences LLC to develop methods they hope should take about an hour - far less time than current testing methods.

Monday February 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

Peruvian Native to Lead Top Global Tropical Medicine Training Center at UAB

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.

Monday February 06, 2017, 03:05 PM

Scripps Florida Scientists Find Clue to Why Zika, but Not Its Close Relatives, Causes Birth Defects

Scripps Research Institute

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered the details behind the virus's unique ability to cross the placental barrier and expose the fetus to a range of birth defects that often go beyond microcephaly to include eye and joint injury, and even other types of brain damage.

Wednesday February 01, 2017, 02:05 PM

Zika: Where Are We Now?

University of Notre Dame

It's been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency.The virus, transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has since been declared to be a long-term problem rather than an emergency, but Zika continues to concern health professionals. At the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame - a global leader in the study of Aedes aegypti - the vector-borne illness is one researchers hope to better understand.

Sunday January 22, 2017, 02:05 PM

University of Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of Zika.

Friday January 20, 2017, 12:05 PM

CIRM Approves New Funding to UC San Diego Researchers Fighting Zika Virus and Cancer

University of California San Diego Health

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies.

Tuesday January 17, 2017, 12:00 PM

Penn Study Identifies Potent Inhibitor of Zika Entry Into Human Cells

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers identified a panel of small molecules that inhibit Zika virus infection, including one that stands out as a potent inhibitor of Zika viral entry into relevant human cell types. They screened a library of 2,000 bioactive compounds for their ability to block Zika virus infection in three distinct cell types using two strains of the virus.

Thursday January 12, 2017, 09:05 AM

T Cells Join the Fight Against Zika

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

The worst of the global Zika virus outbreak may be over but many key questions remain, such as why the virus persists in certain tissues after the systemic infection has cleared; how does the immune system counteract the virus and protect against reinfection; what determines the likelihood of long-term complications?

Tuesday January 10, 2017, 12:05 PM

Iowa State University 2016 Surveillance: No Zika-Associated Mosquitoes Found in State

Iowa State University

Mosquito surveillance efforts led by Iowa State University in 2016 found neither of the two species associated with the transmission of Zika virus. West Nile virus appeared more frequently in 2016 than it did in 2015.

Thursday December 29, 2016, 02:05 PM

Scientists Engineer Gene Pathway to Grow Brain Organoids with Surface Folding

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Whitehead Institute researchers provide insight into a specific gene pathway that appears to regulate the growth, structure, and organization of the human cortex. They also demonstrate that 3D human cerebral organoids can be effective in modeling the molecular, cellular, and anatomical processes of human brain development.

Tuesday December 20, 2016, 12:00 AM

LJI Researchers Strengthen the Case for Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes harboring parasitic Zika virus (ZIKV) are the primary transmitters of virus to humans, potentially causing catastrophic congenital microcephaly in babies born to women bitten by infected mosquitoes. But confirmation earlier this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that ZIKV can also be sexually transmitted raised new alarm that virus could be passed between sexual partners in venues far from mosquito habitats.

Thursday December 15, 2016, 02:05 PM

What You Should Know About Zika

Texas A&M University

According to the World Health Organization, Zika is no longer a global emergency. However, in South Texas, we now have the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes locally. This is only the second state in the United States to report a case of local transmission of the disease.

Tuesday December 13, 2016, 11:05 AM

Public Skepticism Would Likely Greet a New Zika Vaccine, UGA Study Says

University of Georgia

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

Monday December 05, 2016, 11:00 AM

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

University of California, Riverside

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes annual seasonal epidemics and occasional pandemics.

Thursday December 01, 2016, 09:00 AM

The Wistar Institute Awarded Nearly $9 Million to Advance Synthetic DNA Antibody-Based Therapy to Protect Against Zika Virus

Wistar Institute

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded an $8,777,578 million grant to The Wistar Institute to create a preventative Zika therapy utilizing synthetic DNA monoclonal antibodies (dMAbs).

Monday November 28, 2016, 10:05 AM

UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure for students living in graduate and family housing.

Tuesday November 22, 2016, 08:05 AM

New Mouse Model Reveals Extensive Postnatal Brain Damage Caused by Zika Infection

University of Georgia

A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by the Zika virus in humans.

Friday November 18, 2016, 02:00 PM

Scientists Develop New Mouse Model to Aid Zika Virus Research

PLOS

Mice with healthy immune systems could provide new insights into Zika virus pathology and treatment.

Friday November 18, 2016, 12:05 PM

@Oneillinstitute Global Health Scholar Reacts to @WHO's Decision on #Zika #PHEIC

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Thursday November 17, 2016, 08:05 AM

'Unraveling Zika': Join UNC School of Medicine Experts for Panel Discussion, Q&A

University of North Carolina Health Care System

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you're traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the virus can be transmitted? What about the likelihood of a Zika epidemic here in North Carolina?

Tuesday November 15, 2016, 11:05 AM

AgriLife Research Team Makes Strides in Fight Against Zika

Texas A&M AgriLife

There's a war raging on a tiny battlefield and the outcome could well touch millions of people worldwide threatened by Zika and related viruses. The key ally unlocking the mystery surrounding this conflict is the long-dreaded yellow fever virus.

Monday November 07, 2016, 11:00 AM

Antibody Protects Developing Fetus From Zika Virus, Mouse Study Shows

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have identified a human antibody that prevents, in pregnant mice, the fetus from infection and the placenta from damage. The antibody also protects adult mice from Zika disease.

Monday November 07, 2016, 11:00 AM

Early Study Finds Antibody That 'Neutralizes' Zika Virus

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model "markedly reduced" infection by the Zika virus.

Monday November 07, 2016, 10:05 AM

UNC Scientists Named to European Union-Funded Global Zika Research Consortium

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Two researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have been named to a global consortium for Zika research and vaccine development.

Friday October 28, 2016, 12:05 PM

Texas A&M Launches New Zika-Fighting App

Texas A&M University

As the Zika virus spreads locally in the continental United States, communities across the country have started thinking about mosquito control measures. Researchers at Texas A&M have created a type of mobile health technology to fight the mosquitos at their source: standing water.

Wednesday October 26, 2016, 01:35 PM

ZikaPLAN: La Jolla Institute Unites with 25 Research Organizations to Fight Zika Virus and Build Long-Term Outbreak Response Capacity in Latin America

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) is among the 25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe gathered in Recife for the launch of ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network). This global initiative, created in response to a Horizon 2020 funding call by the European Commission's Directorate-General Research and Innovation, has been formed to address the Zika virus outbreak and the many research and public health challenges it poses.

Monday October 24, 2016, 12:20 PM

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells, Suggesting Risk May Not Be Limited to Pregnant Women

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice from scientists at The Rockefeller University and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology suggests that certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to infection as well.

Thursday October 20, 2016, 01:00 PM

Zika Virus Infection Alters Human and Viral RNA

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that Zika virus infection leads to modifications of both viral and human genetic material. These modifications -- chemical tags known as methyl groups -- influence viral replication and the human immune response.

Monday October 17, 2016, 07:00 AM

Scientists Uncover New Facets of Zika-Related Birth Defects to Help Develop Treatment

Scripps Research Institute

In a study that could one day help eliminate the tragic birth defects caused by Zika virus, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have elucidated how the virus attacks the brains of newborns, information that could accelerate the development of treatments.

Thursday October 13, 2016, 11:05 AM

Zika Virus Infection May Prevent Reinfection, Collaborative Biosecurity Research Institute Study Finds

Kansas State University

A collaborative study involving Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute is providing Zika virus insight.

Thursday October 13, 2016, 11:05 AM

Bringing Together Insights on Zika

Michigan Technological University

Understanding the full history the Zika virus along with new developments is key to getting a vaccine and medicine to prevent and relieve Zika infections. This includes knowing all the transmission methods--it's more than a mosquito bite.

Tuesday October 11, 2016, 12:00 PM

Virus Carrying DNA of Black Widow Spider Toxin Discovered

Vanderbilt University

Biologists sequencing the genome of the WO virus, which infects the bacterial parasite Wolbachia, have discovered that the phage carries DNA that produces black widow spider toxin: the first time an animal-like DNA has been found in such a virus.

Wednesday October 05, 2016, 06:00 PM

New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Thursday September 29, 2016, 10:05 AM

Kansas State University Contributes to Potential Zika Virus Vaccine Development

Kansas State University

A research team that includes scientists with Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has developed a promising Zika virus vaccine.

Wednesday September 28, 2016, 03:05 PM

Sociol-Ecological System Approach Leads to New Information in Study of Mosquito-Borne Viruses

SUNY Upstate Medical University

In an article published online Sept. 13 in UGEC Viewpoints , Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, PhD, MPA, describes how a collaborative approach by researchers of varying disciplines is being used as a framework for studying the mosquito-borne viruses, zika, dengue and chikungunya.

Wednesday September 28, 2016, 03:05 PM

Zika and Water Safety Education a Mission for Rutgers Graduate

Rutgers University

Amber Gourdine puts her public health education into service in central Nicaragua

Wednesday September 28, 2016, 02:00 PM

X-Rays Reveal New Path in Battle Against Mosquito-Borne Illness

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Structural biology research conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has uncovered how small insecticidal protein crystals that are naturally produced by bacteria might be tailored to combat dengue fever and the Zika virus.

Thursday September 22, 2016, 10:05 AM

Culex Mosquitoes Do Not Transmit Zika Virus, Kansas State University Study Finds

Kansas State University

A Kansas State University study at the Biosecurity Research Institute has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika virus.

Thursday September 22, 2016, 10:00 AM

Virginia Tech Researcher Finds Gene That Reduces Female Mosquitoes

Virginia Tech

Zhijian "Jake" Tu and colleagues found that placing a particular Y chromosome gene on the autosomes of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes -- a species responsible for transmitting malaria -- killed off 100 percent of all female embryos that inherited this gene.

Thursday September 22, 2016, 09:20 AM

Wolters Kluwer Launches Zika Resource Portal Providing a Trusted Information Source for Evolving Clinical Knowledge on Rapidly Spreading Virus

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Tuesday September 13, 2016, 10:05 AM

UF/IFAS Researchers Share Safest Ways to Spray for Zika Mosquitoes, Protect Bees

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Florida beekeepers are concerned after 2.5 million bees that were killed during an aerial spraying with Naled/Dibrom for Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Dorchester County, S.C. Now, Floridians are looking for ways to avoid the same tragedy. Florida is the third-largest beekeeping state in the nation.

Monday September 12, 2016, 04:05 PM

Genomics Expert Available to Speak on Zika's Evolution and Spread

Scripps Research Institute

Thursday September 08, 2016, 10:40 AM

Probing a Mosquito Protein for Clues in the Fight Against Zika

American Chemical Society (ACS)

As health departments around the U.S. boost efforts to combat Zika, scientists are working on new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus. One approach involves understanding the molecular mechanisms that keep the bugs alive so we can then undermine them. Scientists report in the ACS journal Biochemistry that they have revealed new structural insights on a key protein from Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species most often linked to the spread of Zika.

Tuesday September 06, 2016, 12:05 PM

Zika Virus Found in Tears

Research to Prevent Blindness

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis published a study that shows that genetic material from the Zika virus has been found in tears. The study, fast-tracked for publication in Cell Reports, was conducted in mice, thereby creating an animal model for studying transmission and treatment of this alarming virus. The study, published September 6, 2016, also confirms that the Zika virus can lead to cell death in the eyes. Research to Prevent Blindness, located in New York, provided funding for this study.

Thursday September 01, 2016, 04:05 PM

Strain Differences in Zika Infection Gene Patterns

Emory Health Sciences

Scientists have revealed molecular differences between how the African and Asian strains of Zika virus infect neural progenitor cells.

Monday August 29, 2016, 12:05 PM

Zika Virus: Our Common Future with Anthony Fauci

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

As Zika continues to dominate news headlines and political discussions, the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium hosts "Zika Virus: Our Common Future," a panel discussion led by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Monday August 29, 2016, 12:00 PM

New Hope for Zika Treatment Found in Large-Scale Screen of Existing Drugs

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists report that a specialized drug screen test using lab-grown human cells has revealed two classes of compounds already in the pharmaceutical arsenal that may work against mosquito-borne Zika virus infections.

Monday August 29, 2016, 12:00 PM

FSU Research Team Makes Zika Drug Breakthrough

Florida State University

A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the market as a treatment for tapeworm.

Thursday August 25, 2016, 04:05 PM

In Sub-Saharan Africa, Cancer Can Be an Infectious Disease

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher shows that women who contract malaria while pregnant may have children with an increased risk of Burkitt's lymphoma.

Thursday August 25, 2016, 11:05 AM

Special Report Documents Zika Virus' Impact on the Fetal Brain

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BOSTON - In a special report released August 23 in the journal Radiology, a team of researchers including Deborah Levine, MD, Director of Obstetric & Gynecologic ultrasound at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), documented the brain abnormalities associated with congenital Zika in 45 confirmed and presumed cases from northeastern Brazil.

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 11:40 AM

Johns Hopkins Opens First-Known Multidisciplinary Zika Virus Center in the World

Johns Hopkins Medicine

As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Center dedicated primarily to caring for patients with the mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted virus. The center is composed of providers and staff from departments and divisions at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including epidemiology, infectious diseases, maternal-fetal medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, physiotherapy, psychiatry and social work. Medical experts from Brazil, a country greatly affected by Zika virus, are also members of the center.

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 06:00 AM

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

Columbia University Medical Center

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.

Tuesday August 23, 2016, 10:35 AM

Expert Available to Discuss Zika Virus and Infection Prevention

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Monday August 22, 2016, 10:05 AM

As Zika Spreads, UF/IFAS Faculty on Front Lines Battling the Virus

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Entomologists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are studying the ability of at least two mosquito species to transmit the virus, and they're examining ways of reducing pesticide resistance. They're also teaching people statewide about how to prevent spreading zika.

Friday August 19, 2016, 02:05 PM

Keeping Mosquitoes Away: Insect Repellent and Children

Seattle Children's Hospital

Summer is here and backyard barbecues, camping trips and youth camp sessions are in full swing. Amidst all of these fun activities is often a far less welcoming sign of summer: mosquitoes.

Wednesday August 17, 2016, 05:05 PM

The Battle Against Aedes Aegypti, the Mosquito That Spreads Zika

University of California, Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The UC Mosquito Research Laboratory in Parlier is the epicenter of California research on the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a tiny, black and white mosquito that can spread the Zika virus.

Thursday August 11, 2016, 01:00 PM

Two Zika Proteins Responsible for Microcephaly Identified

Keck Medicine of USC

It's the first study to examine Zika infection in human neural stem cells from second-trimester fetuses, USC researchers say.

Wednesday August 10, 2016, 02:05 PM

New Map Details Threat of Zika Across Europe, US

Newswise Review

With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent.

Friday August 05, 2016, 10:05 PM

@GUMedCenter Medical Experts Available During #OlympicGames

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Friday August 05, 2016, 05:05 PM

Sports Management Expert Gives Insight on Rio Olympics

DePaul University

Friday August 05, 2016, 09:05 AM

Microcephaly Discoveries Made in Non-Zika Cases Help Explain Abnormal Brain Growth

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Long before Zika virus made it a household word, the birth defect called microcephaly puzzled scientists and doctors -- even as it changed the lives of the babies born with it during the pre-Zika era. But new discoveries may help explain what happens in the developing brains that causes babies to be born with small brains and heads.

Tuesday August 02, 2016, 08:00 AM

Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics

Indiana University

With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of issues. Topics include Zika and other health concerns for athletes and spectators, how coverage and marketing of the games has changed and how it might frame public discussion on other topics, and Brazil's ability to pull off a successful worldwide event and its long-term futur

Friday July 29, 2016, 11:05 AM

#Zika Has Arrived, But is the U.S. Ready?

Georgetown University Medical Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the Zika virus has been transmitted by mosquito to a person in the continental United States, marking a moment in global health history so many predicted. Despite the advance warning of Zika's approach, Georgetown experts in infectious disease, public health law and health systems readiness say the United States isn't ready for a Zika outbreak.

Wednesday July 27, 2016, 01:00 PM

Antibodies Identified That Thwart Zika Virus Infection

Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

Tuesday July 26, 2016, 04:05 PM

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for August

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health Experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of August.

Monday July 25, 2016, 12:00 PM

Researchers Make New Projections for Spread of the Zika Virus

University of Notre Dame

The team of researchers, led by Alex Perkins, a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame, projects that as many as 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.6 million childbearing women, are at risk of infection over the next two to three years of the epidemic.

Friday July 22, 2016, 09:05 PM

What to Know About Zika Virus Transmission

Southern Research

With mosquito season upon us, here are some facts about how the Zika virus is transmitted so you can take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and stay healthy during your summer travels.

Friday July 22, 2016, 09:05 AM

At AACC 2016, Festo Showcases the Latest Automation Solutions for Clinical Diagnostic Equipment

2016 AACC Annual Meeting Press Program

Festo features at AACC 2016, July 31- Aug. 4 in Philadelphia, the company's automation solutions for clinical diagnostic equipment. Festo automation lowers manufacturer engineering costs and boosts diagnostic speed and overall performance. (Festo AACC Booth #3939)

Thursday July 21, 2016, 03:05 PM

Let the Games Begin: Legal and Health Dramas Off-Field Risk Overshadowing Rio

O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

With the Olympic Torch Run on day 80 of 95 on its way to Rio, this summer's Olympic Games have already shaped up to be an incredibly dramatic event with political overthrows, violence in the city's favelas, fears about rio's water quality and the ever present threat of the Zika virus, all of which have somewhat overshadowed enthusiasm for the games themselves and have left some calling to have the games cancelled.

Monday July 18, 2016, 03:05 PM

NIH Funds Yellow Fever Vaccine Research at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University scientists are studying an investigational vaccine to protect against Zika's deadly cousin, which also is spread by Aedes mosquitoes.

Wednesday July 13, 2016, 02:50 PM

Expert Says Athletes Skipping Olympics About More Than Just Zika

Ithaca College

Friday July 01, 2016, 06:00 AM

Benign Bacteria Block Mosquitoes From Transmitting Zika, Chikungunya Viruses

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. Matthew Aliota, a scientist at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), says the bacteria could present a "novel biological control mechanism," aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus.

Thursday June 30, 2016, 12:05 PM

Saint Louis University to Conduct Zika Research

Saint Louis University Medical Center

With mosquito season underway, SLU vaccine researchers have received NIH funding to study the body's immune response to Zika.

Thursday June 30, 2016, 11:05 AM

Likelihood of Widespread Zika Outbreak in United States Low

University of Alabama at Birmingham

High mosquito and human population densities, combined with mosquito breeding conditions, are the central cause for Zika virus.

Tuesday June 28, 2016, 12:00 PM

Monkey Study Shows Zika Infection Prolonged in Pregnancy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers studying monkeys have shown that one infection with Zika virus protects against future infection, though pregnancy may drastically prolong the time the virus stays in the body.

Monday June 27, 2016, 10:05 AM

Zika Virus Research at Biosecurity Research Institute Aims to Control, Fight Mosquitoes

Kansas State University

Kansas State University is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research at the Biosecurity Research Institute.

Friday June 24, 2016, 03:05 PM

WIU Faculty, Students Studying Zika Virus

Western Illinois University

A group of Western Illinois University student and faculty researchers are spending the summer conducting surveillance of tick-borne diseases and mosquito-borne arboviruses in regional counties.

Friday June 24, 2016, 10:00 AM

Nation's Leader in Mosquito Elimination Challenges Americans to Be Vigilant, Follow CDC Recommendations

Mosquito Squad

The American Mosquito Control Association's annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week aims to educate about the significance of mosquitoes and the importance of eliminating them. Amy Lawhorne, vice president and brand leader at Mosquito Squad, the largest and most experienced home and commercial mosquito control firm in the country, is putting mosquitoes on notice.

Thursday June 23, 2016, 05:05 PM

Stopping Zika: Saint Louis University to Launch Human Vaccine Trial

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University's vaccine center has been tapped by the National Institutes of Health to conduct a human clinical trial of a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects in babies.

Tuesday June 21, 2016, 06:05 PM

Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, 'Bite At All Times Of The Day,' National Expert Says

Baylor University

In the following Q&A, Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes, provides an update on national and statewide (Texas) efforts and gives tips to avoid mosquitoes known to carry Zika (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), which, he said, are different from those that carry other viruses such as West Nile.

Monday June 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

Universities Make Huge Zika Research Breakthroughs

The University of Texas System

UT institutions have discovered ways to clone Zika, kill with with algae and link it to brain cells destined to become neurons.