Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika in fetal brain tissue responds to a popular antibiotic

Working in the lab, UC San Francisco researchers have identified fetal brain tissue cells that are targeted by the Zika virus and determined that azithromycin, a common antibiotic regarded as safe for use during pregnancy, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vietnam releases dengue-blocking mosquito

Nguyen Thi Yen rolls up the sleeves of her white lab coat and delicately slips her arms into a box covered by a sheath of mesh netting. Immediately, the feeding frenzy begins.

Medical research

Researchers identify new cell that attacks dengue virus

Mast cells, which can help the body respond to bacteria and pathogens, also apparently sound the alarm around viruses delivered by a mosquito bite, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that make them hungrier

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have, for the first time, shown that infection with dengue virus turns on mosquito genes that makes them hungrier and better feeders, and therefore possibly ...

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