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Image of the Day
Staff | May 31, 2017
See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.
Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2017
The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.
WHO: No Zika Cases Among Olympics Attendees
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 29, 2016
The World Health Organization reports zero laboratory-confirmed infections stemming from the Games in Rio, noting, however, that some cases may have gone undetected.
Improving Zika Virus Detection in Infants
Catherine Offord | Jun 29, 2016
Head circumference is not an accurate indicator of viral infection in newborns, researchers report.
Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2016
Placental macrophages called Hofbauer cells are particularly vulnerable to infection by the virus, a study shows.
Brazilian Zika Strain Seen in Africa
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
The viral strain circulating in Brazil is found in the Cape Verde islands.
Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded
Tanya Lewis | May 12, 2016
Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.
Billboards Attract Mosquitoes
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
A marketing effort aims to trap Zika-transmitting mosquitoes by mimicking human scents.
Zika and Birth Defects
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2016
A study provides stronger evidence for the causal link between Zika infection and microcephaly, and warns of a host of other birth defects associated with the virus.
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.