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Antibiotics Increase Mouse Susceptibility to Dengue, West Nile, and Zika
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
The drugs’ disruption of the microbiome makes a subsequent flavivirus infection more severe.
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Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 22, 2018
Geckos could help control mosquito-borne diseases, but their effectiveness depends on the environment.
Dengue Vaccine Program Halted Over Safety Issues
Shawna Williams | Dec 5, 2017
The drug may worsen future infections for people who haven't already been exposed to the virus.
Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika
Catherine Offord | Aug 18, 2017
A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.
CRISPR-Based Nucleic Acid Test Debuts
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2017
SHERLOCK combines CRISPR-Cas13a with isothermal RNA amplification to detect RNA and DNA with single-base specificity.
Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes
Kerry Grens | Mar 28, 2017
In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 22, 2016
A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.
FDA: GM Mosquitoes Safe for Environment
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2016
Other government authorities have yet to evaluate a proposal aimed at reducing populations of Zika-carrying insects in Florida.
GM Mosquitoes Reduce Dengue Cases in Brazil
Jef Akst | Jul 18, 2016
Field data from the biotech company Oxitec show that releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes whose offspring die helped reduce dengue cases by 90 percent in one year.
Vaccines Protect Mice Against Zika Infection
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 29, 2016
Two different vaccines confer complete immunity for two months, researchers report.