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How Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these cells.

published on : 11th September 2018

Hyderabad's Gandhi hospital gets funds for Virology research

Rs 73.25 lakh is sanctioned for establishment of Virology Research and Diagnostic Lab at Gandhi Medical College.

published on : 11th May 2018

Scientists sound alert on benign Zika virus hiding in India

India’s Zika is genetically distinct from two other pathogenic global strains, African and Asian, as it is unable to efficiently infect mosquitoes.

published on : 1st April 2018

Hepatitis C drug could be effective against Zika virus

The findings suggested that the repurposed drug effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse foetuses.  

published on : 27th January 2018

Here's how Zika virus impairs foetal development 

This damage may disrupt oxygen transport to the foetus, which can restrict its growth and lead to stillbirth, among other conditions.  

published on : 21st January 2018

Immune response to Zika virus may harm fetal development: Study

These antiviral proteins, known as type I interferons, are required to fight Zika infection in mothers. 

published on : 7th January 2018

Decoded: How Zika virus infects developing brain

Researchers have found that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to a foetus by infected cells that will later go on to develop into the brain's first and primary form of defence.

published on : 28th October 2017