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New Screening Approach Reveals Novel Regulators of Microcephaly
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2021
Researchers combine organoids, CRISPR-Cas9, and cellular barcoding technologies to identify genes that influence brain size.
CDC: Zika Causes Microcephaly
Tracy Vence | Apr 14, 2016
The virus is also to blame for other birth defects, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes.
Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.
Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk
Catherine Offord | May 25, 2016
A fetus whose mother is infected with Zika during the first trimester of her pregnancy has a risk of between 1 percent and 13 percent of developing microcephaly, according to a study.
Brazil’s Pre-Zika Microcephaly Cases
Kerry Grens | Feb 10, 2016
A review of four years’ worth of medical records finds far greater numbers of microcephaly cases from before the ongoing Zika virus epidemic than had been officially reported.
No microcephaly for Hobbit
Tabitha Powledge(firstname.lastname@example.org) | Mar 3, 2005
Endocast studies suggest that overall brain shape of Homo floresiensis resembles Homo erectus
Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2016
Researchers report on more than a dozen cases in which babies who showed signs of in-utero infection but were born without symptoms of congenital Zika syndrome went on to develop brain abnormalities.
Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies’ Zika Symptoms?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2020
Elevated levels of a neurotoxin in northeastern Brazil’s drinking water and a high incidence of microcephaly in the region led scientists to look for a link, and they found one.
Study: No Zika–Microcephaly Link Late in Pregnancy
Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2016
Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during the third trimester have a low risk of developing microcephaly, researchers report.
Does Prior Dengue Exposure Help or Hurt a Zika Infection?
Diana Kwon | Mar 6, 2019
Animal and cell culture studies show evidence that dengue antibodies can both neutralize and enhance Zika, but human investigations have only found protective effects.
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