1 protein controls West Nile and Zika replication

The discovery of a critical protein could unlock new therapies to treat or even prevent West Nile and Zika viruses, researchers say.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains encephalitis immune-systems viruses west-nile-virus zika

Amino acid trio blocks Zika’s ability to replicate

A formulation of three amino acids hampers the ability of the Zika virus to replicate in human and non-human cells, researchers say.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amino-acids mosquitoes viruses zika

Tropical disease to ride mosquitoes really far north

Places where tropical diseases are now unknown—Canada and parts of Northern Europe, for instance—are due to become prime real estate for mosquitoes.

Steve Orlando-Florida | March 29, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change insects mosquitoes public-health viruses yellow-fever zika

Do nonhuman primates have Zika? Poo can say

"These animals could be reservoirs and humans could then become infected with the virus from the animals."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | March 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine feces primates viruses zika

Dengue antibodies may make Zika worse for offspring

"...previous immunity of the mother to dengue could be a risk factor for severe outcomes in infants" resulting from Zika exposure.

Federico Graciano-NUS | March 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains dengue-fever viruses zika

Stuffed mosquitoes are less likely to take a bite

A new discovery could make mosquitoes feel more full—and safer to be around.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Feb. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood dengue-fever mosquitoes zika

Dengue immunity may cut Zika infection risk

New research in Brazil suggests that people with immunity to the dengue virus may have reduced risk of Zika.

Rachel Wayne-Florida | Feb. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine dengue-fever mosquitoes viruses zika

Dengue infection could shield kids from Zika disease

A past dengue virus infection could keep children safe from developing symptomatic Zika disease, researchers report.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health dengue-fever mosquitoes zika

Can mosquito ‘birth control’ fight disease?

In the fight against mosquitoes and the diseases they spread, researchers may have discovered a way to keep them from reproducing.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Jan. 9, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine insects malaria mosquitoes reproduction zika

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