Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTEvery year, more than 350 million people in over 120 countries contact dengue fever, which can cause symptoms ranging from achy muscles and a skin rash to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTGenetic manipulation of parasite that causes schistosomiasis could pave road to new treatments.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTA team of researchers from the United Kingdom has obtained the first complete genome sequence of Zika virus that was isolated from a semen sample.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTFollowing recent outbreaks of Zika virus and the potential health dangers of infection, especially during pregnancy, scientists are striving to rapidly develop effective antiviral drugs that can halt...
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTChikungunya virus has caused two recent massive outbreaks sickening millions of people.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDTScientists map the genome of Zika virus from a patient - including noncoding regions - and identify a virus-derived molecule that targets host immunity.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTTwo vaccines against Zika virus developed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have successfully conveyed immunity from female mice to pups conceived weeks after the mother's...
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDTAfter infection of monkeys, Zika virus is rapidly cleared from the blood but persists in semen and saliva for at least one month, reports a paper published online in Nature Medicine this week.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTA report on 11 infants in Brazil suggests the term "congenital Zika syndrome" be used to describe such cases because microcephaly (small head circumference) was only one of the clinical signs of...
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDTDoctors discuss a rare case of a patient who died from Zika virus and the possibility of transmission to a second patient via contact with sweat and tears.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTCould we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can!
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTCranial neural crest cells - which give rise to the bones and cartilage of the skull - are vulnerable to Zika virus, report Stanford University School of Medicine researchers in Cell Host & Microbe.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDTLike its relatives Dengue and Zika, Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, and both mosquitoes and viruses are extending their range.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTA Virginia Tech research team has discovered an innovative way to inhibit the parasite that causes African sleeping sickness.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTHookworm is an intestinal parasite that is the cause of millions of infections worldwide. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of these infections here.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDTNovel mathematical models estimate the screening efforts required to eliminate and eradicate sleeping sickness.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTAdding a popular high blood pressure drug to standard malaria treatment more than tripled the survival rate of infected mice.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTThe preliminary findings of a case control study conclude the microcephaly epidemic is a result of congenital Zika virus infection, but questions remain.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTIn a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTMosquito saliva influences transmission of viruses to a bitten mammalian host. For example, it contains factors that dampen the host immune response and so facilitate infection.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTA study published by The BMJ finds that surveillance systems in Europe could detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar...
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDTA novel strategy to screen pregnant women for malaria with rapid diagnostic tests and treat the test-positive women with effective antimalarials does not lower the risk of adverse pregnancy...
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTEngineering mosquitos to carry genes related to feeding behavior located within this anomaly maybe one strategy to reduce malaria's spread.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDTHookworm affects approximately 500 million people worldwide, yet its global economic and health impact is not well understood.