Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.

US Army is testing a Zika Virus Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Phase 1 trial will test the safety and immunogenicity; the ability of the vaccine to trigger an immune response in the body

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia.

Zika infection may affect adult brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

Populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory.

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.