Medical research

How does Zika virus replicate and transmit from mother to fetus?

In 2015, an outbreak of Zika virus, driven by a heavy rain season and subsequent boom in the virus's host mosquito population, caused thousands of babies in Brazil to be born with severe birth defects. Zika virus is unique ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Filter study dispels common myths about Valley fever

A new study of Valley fever spores collected from air filters around the Phoenix metro area is helping a research team led by scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), part of City of Hope, dispel ...

Genetics

Are environmental toxins reducing men's fertility?

In a study that signals potential reproductive and health complications in humans, now and for future generations, researchers from McGill University, the University of Pretoria, Université Laval, Aarhus University, and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Climate change shown to increase the risk of preterm births by 60%

Increased numbers of preterm births, higher incidence of respiratory disease and death, and more children in hospitals are some of the stark health outcomes the world is facing from the impacts of extreme climate change.

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