Is Zika congenital syndrome, which affected thousands of babies born in Brazil during epidemics, associated with an increased host genetic susceptibility? And could Zika be a strong oncolytic agent against aggressive brain tumors? Find out in this opinion piece.
Browsing: Maternal Infection
A recent study has presented an accurate estimation of pregnancy outcomes associated with Zika infection in French territories in the Americas.
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review on influenza virus infection in pregnancy with author, Lucy Somerville.
A study of twins exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy reveals differential expression of 60 genes that could be responsible for the varying susceptibility infants have to Zika complications.
A new study has revealed that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause birth defects, as researchers have identified certain relatives in the family that can also damage developing fetuses in mice.
Interferons are critical for a mother’s immune response during Zika infection, but could have detrimental impacts on placental and fetal development, according to new research.
Researchers have discovered that some oligosaccharides from human breast milk may possess antimicrobial and anti-biofilm properties against Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
New research suggests that maternal vaccination may be the most effective strategy for preventing pertussis in infants throughout the first year of life.
Researchers have suggested that exposure to Listeria may pose a greater risk of complications in early pregnancy than previously appreciated.
Researchers have utilized a novel mouse model to demonstrate that Zika infection during early pregnancy could lead to higher risk of miscarriage in addition to thin brain tissue and brain inflammation in infants.