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Zika Update

By | July 5, 2016

Sexual transmission more common than thought; NIH to track infections among Olympians; Zika-related birth defects draw attention to another common virus

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A Method to Detect Zika-Blocking Bacteria

By | July 5, 2016

A team of scientists confirm Wolbachia can prevent mosquitoes from transmitting the virus, while another group finds a reliable way to detect the bacteria.

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CRISPR Combats Herpes

By | July 5, 2016

Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.

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Week in Review: June 27–July 1

By | July 1, 2016

Zika and dengue immunity; another point-of-care Zika diagnostic; toward a “maleness” gene drive in malaria mosquitos; evaluating interdisciplinary research proposals; risk-assessing plants

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Nobel Laureates vs. Greenpeace

By | June 30, 2016

Dozens of Nobel Prize winners pen an open letter, calling on the environmental organization to stop spreading false claims regarding genetically modified organisms.

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Rather than providing complete protection, the long-awaited vaccine merely delays infection by a few years, scientists show.

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New FDA Center Aims to Expedite Cancer Treatment Reviews

By | June 30, 2016

The Oncology Center of Excellence, a product of the White House’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, will bring together oncologists across the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants

By | June 30, 2016

Head circumference is not an accurate indicator of viral infection in newborns, researchers report.

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Remnants of fires indicate modern humans may have lived around the same time as Homo floresiensis.

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Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection

By | June 29, 2016

Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.

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