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Vaccine Tested to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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Source: Bioethics.com.

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February 21, 2017

(UPI) – Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, are testing a new vaccine designed to target mosquito saliva to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, part of the NIH, has launched a Phase 1 clinical trial of a new vaccine that could provide widespread protection against a variety of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, malaria, West Nile virus and dengue fever.

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Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

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Source: Bioethics.com.

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February 17, 2017

(Medical Xpress) – The researchers established a method of investigating how Zika alters the production, survival and maturation of brain stem cells using cells donated from three human fetal brains. They focused on the impact of the Asian lineage Zika virus that was involved in the first outbreak in North America in late 2015. “We discovered that the Asian lineage Zika virus halted the proliferation of brain stem cells and hindered their ability to develop into brain nerve cells,” said Ping Wu, senior author on the study and UTMB professor in the Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology.

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