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Zika Update

By | August 24, 2016

More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Zika Update

By | August 17, 2016

More local transmission within the U.S.; babies born with costly birth defects; virus persists in a patient’s semen for six months

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US Government: Zika in Puerto Rico a Public Health Emergency

By | August 16, 2016

Local officials can now apply for additional federal funding to help slow the spread of Zika virus.

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FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment

By | August 5, 2016

Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.

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Sofosbuvir Shows Anti-Zika Activity In Vitro

By | July 19, 2016

Already approved for the treatment of hepatitis C, the drug appears to impair RNA-directed RNA polymerase activity in the virus.

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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Global Air Quality Crisis Continues

By | June 27, 2016

Air pollution is linked to 6.5 million premature deaths each year, according to a study.

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Speaking of Microbiology

By | June 21, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting

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