Tag: microcephaly

Innovation, Research

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

January 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Previous studies regarding the damage of the Zika virus on the brain had already pointed out the virus’s predilection for a certain neural cell: the astrocyte. However, few studies have proposed to identify the infection effects on these cells, as […]

Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers find possible biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

November 6, 2018


The majority of infected patients do not show symptoms or have mild illness with low-grade fever. However, foetuses exposed to the virus are at risk of neurological defects, including microcephaly. The team expects the latest finding to help in developing […]

Innovation, Research

Zika May Persist for Months in Newborns, Study Shows

August 26, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

There’s more bad news when it comes to Zika’s effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth. The report, published online Aug. 24 in the […]