A recent study, utilizing new research methods, has demonstrated how Zika virus may suppress gene transcription reducing immune response in human macrophage cells.
Browsing: Neurological Complications
We take a look at the drugs that have been studied as treatments for confirmed prion diseases in humans – either in clinical trials, or on a compassionate, case-by-case basis – and look at what the future might hold for the treatment of prion diseases.
Since Zika broke into the news in 2016, new research has been uncovering more information about this virus – we spoke to Dustin Farr at the recent ASM Microbe meeting where he was presenting a poster on Zika infection in corneal cells.
Take a look at the skip-and-resurgence of Japanese encephalitis, and the possible reasons behind this pattern, in our latest opinion piece.
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.
Cerebral malaria is the most severe neurological complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Here, the authors discuss how NRG-1 could attenuate brain injury and mortality.
Guy Thwaites, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit/Wellcome Program in Vietnam, speaks on neurotuberculosis and the challenges it faces in terms of treatment, HIV co-infection and the political will necessary for change.
Following a study that shed new light on the psychiatric and neurological problems suffered by Ebola survivors, researchers are calling for more specialist support for this population.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology article entitled ‘Latent vs productive infections: The alpha herpesvirus switch’ as we ask authors Lynn Enquist, Orkide Koyuncu and Margaret MacGibeny about latency, reactivation and the best models.