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.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDTThe discovery of a series of compounds that can cure malaria in rodents with a single, low-dose treatment is reported in a paper published online this week in Nature.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTPotential outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever may be more accurately predicted thanks to a new mathematical model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTAn international team of researchers has sequenced a strain of the Zika virus that will be used as a World Health Organization (WHO) reference strain to identify Zika virus infection in the blood...
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDTMany countries across Africa and Asia-Pacific may be vulnerable to Zika virus outbreaks, with India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh expected to be at...
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe world's only licensed vaccine for dengue may worsen subsequent dengue infections if used in areas with low rates of dengue infection, suggests new research.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTPeople with blood type O often get more severely ill from cholera than people of other blood types. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may explain why.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDTTwo drugs already approved for other reasons can stop Zika dividing in the body and causing the early fetal cell damage that leads to birth defects.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTA group of researchers from Honduras, Venezuela and the USA has described the first case of sensory polyneuropathy associated with acute Zika virus infection.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTThe first global-scale genetic study of Salmonella Enteritidis bacteria, which is a major cause of blood poisoning and death in Africa and food poisoning in the Western World, has discovered that...
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTViruses are notoriously difficult to predict. A newly designed Zika clone might be the tool needed to produce a reliable vaccine and halt the pandemic.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTGeographers at the University of Southampton have completed a large scale data and mapping project to track the flow of internal human migration in low and middle income countries.