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Researchers from Yale University have suggested that the immune response may be responsible for neurological complications in Zika infection, as opposed to the virus itself.
Blood samples from US athletes and staff who travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games were not infected with Zika virus but tested positive for other viral infections, including West Nile Virus, dengue and chikungunya.
A new DNA-based Zika vaccine, GLS-5700, has been reported as safe and immunogenic in Phase I trial, according to new research.
Researchers have discovered that antibodies taken from dengue virus infected individuals are effective in treating Zika infection – a closely related flavivirus – in rodents.
Research in mice and cell lines has demonstrated the potential of Zika virus to target and kill glioblastoma stem cells, suggesting a possible new treatment for this brain cancer.
This study from Future Virology, aims to provide insight into the binding features of the ATPase and ssRNA sites of the NS3 helicase.
Researchers from Washington University of St. Louis have developed a proof-of-concept test that can rapidly detect the presence of Zika virus in blood, without the need for refrigeration.
New research in macaque models has suggested that prior dengue or yellow fever exposure has no significant effects on subsequent Zika infection in vivo, despite demonstrated enhancement in cell culture.
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