As it stated in It’s a birth defect that has been linked to the Zika virus — a mosquito-borne illness that can be passed from pregnant mother to fetus.
“Ultimately there needs to be a vaccine for young women to prevent them from getting Zika virus.
One of the infants being studied by neurogeneticist Dr. William Dobyns of Seattle Children’s.
“We report a series of 13 children who had clear evidence of congenital Zika syndrome, proven by testing, who had normal head size at birth.”
“Congenital Zika Syndrome, that is, the effects of Zika on unborn babies is very very real, it’s very very severe, and it’s not going away,” Dobyns said.
referring to Next, they specifically measured Zika virus nucleic acid using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is equivalent to the clinical test used for Zika virus.
“Since the placental trophoblasts are permissive to replication, our findings suggests that the placental trophoblasts may serve as a reservoir and potential portal for fetal transmission.”
Researchers also wanted to determine how the Zika virus might enter the trophoblast cells and why the virus replicates in the placental trophoblasts when other viruses do not.
Why do only a small minority of infants born to infected women appear to be affected by Zika virus infection?
Research techniquesResearchers used three techniques to show that Zika virus, but not its related cousin dengue virus, was capable of propagating in placental trophoblast cells.
referring to She invited eight architects to design purple martin houses and 50 artists “to do pieces on space and sky.”
The deadly Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes, which in their own strange way inspired an idea by Joan Davidow, who, with her son, Seth, founded Site 131, a Design District gallery that recently celebrated its first birthday.
All of the houses and pieces were auctioned off and, Davidow says, raised $43,000 for the nonprofit Site131.
“I don’t know if you know about purple martins, but they eat a lot of insects,” Davidow says.
This was my way of addressing the Zika problem.”
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