Frog slime kills flu virus
Emory University

A component of the skin mucus secreted by South Indian frogs can kill the H1 variety of influenza viruses, researchers from Emory Vaccine Center and t..Read More

Mosquito abatement programs show benefits for public health.
Princeton University

Mosquito abatement is a public good. A simultaneous model of mosquito abundance and abatement response is developed. We then use data from a cluster r..Read More

Daniel A. Engel, PhD presents his research on the ZIKA virus
UVA

The CvilleBioHub, a new biotech networking organization, recently hosted a forum on Zika research at Indoor Biotechnologies.  Daniel A. Engel, PhD, pr..Read More

Zika Vaccines Prevent Neurological Disorders in Mice
University of Pittsburgh

Two vaccines against Zika virus developed at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have successfully conveyed immunity from female mice to p..Read More

NIH Director Collins ignites optimism and collaboration during campus visit
Oregon Health & Science University

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., spent a day at OHSU sprinkling some fairy dust of possibility that is spurring re..Read More

DigitalGlobe to Better Map World’s Most Underserved Populations
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced it is partnering with leading satellite imaging..Read More

Neurodevelopmental model of Zika may provide rapid answers
University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. — A newly published study from researchers working in collaboration with the Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia d..Read More

OHSU Mark O. Hatfield Lecture features NIH director Dr. Francis Collins
Oregon Health & Science University

10/18/16  Portland, Ore. Free talk will examine the exceptional opportunities that scientific and technological breakthroughs offer for biomedical res..Read More

WWS Reacts: How Will Funding Help in the Fight Against Zika?
Princeton University

The Senate voted last week to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help fight the spread of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is particularly ..Read More

Zika Cold Spots Before They Become Hot Spots
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, software company Dimagi, and Guatemalan NGO TulaSalud announce..Read More

RSM joins UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
The Royal Society of Medicine

Thursday 31 March 2016 The RSM has joined the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change to raise awareness of the health risks associated with climate chan..Read More

Zika infection causes developing cranial cells to secrete neurotoxic levels of immune molecules
Stanford Medicine

Infection by the Zika virus causes a population of cells in the cranium of a developing embryo to secrete neurotoxic levels of immune signaling molecu..Read More

International impact
Medical Research Council

29 Sep 2016 In the two years since it began, the Newton Fund has grown from strength to strength, expanding to a seven year, £735m UK investment, with..Read More

Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death
University of Utah

(SALT LAKE CITY) – The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects o..Read More

UCSF at Dreamforce 2016: Fighting Cancer, Battling Zika, Using Data to Stop Outbreaks
UCSF School Of Medicine

Some of UC San Francisco's foremost scientists will participate in the 2016 Dreamforce conference in San Francisco to talk on topics that include usin..Read More

Experts provide insight into the spread and prevention of infectious diseases
Imperial College London

Professor Fidler speaking at the third AHSC seminar Speakers at a new seminar series have been discussing the use of models to predict the spread of i..Read More

Swine flu jab harmless to unborn babies | News | News | Karolinska Institutet
Karolinska Institutet

The swine flu vaccine, when administered to pregnant women, caused neither fetal injury nor infant death, writes Karolinska Institutet professor Johan..Read More

NASA's DNA Sequencing in Space is a Success, UCSF Researchers Confirm
UCSF School Of Medicine

Two hundred miles above Earth, NASA has conducted the first genome sequencing in space, and researchers at UC San Francisco helped analyze the data se..Read More

For the treatment of Zika Virus, Johns Hopkins Opens Unique Comprehensive Care Center in leadership of Wilmer Eye Institute
John Hopkins Medicine

As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Zika Center, dedicate..Read More

Zika NYC Update, Columbia Doctors Take a Leading Role in Education
Columbia University Medical Center

The New York City Department of Health reported a total of 505 cases of Zika virus in New York City, none of which were reported as locally acquired, ..Read More

New Hope for Zika Treatment Found in Large-Scale Screen of Existing Drugs
John Hopkins Medicine

Scientists report that a specialized drug screen test using lab-grown human cells has revealed two classes of compounds already in the pharmaceutical ..Read More

Johns Hopkins Opens First of Its Kind Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Zika Virus Center
John Hopkins Medicine

As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Center, d..Read More

Duke Health Receives Support from IBM to Advance Community Wellness Program
Duke Medicine News

DURHAM, N.C. --Duke Health was named among the first recipients of the IBM Health Corps award, and will be receiving expertise from some of IBM’s top ..Read More

Johns Hopkins Opens First-Known Multidisciplinary Zika Virus Center in the World
John Hopkins Medicine

As the number of patients with Zika virus grows worldwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine announces the opening of the new Johns Hopkins Wilmer Zika Virus Cen..Read More

The 2016 Summer Olympics: Controversies, Sportsmanship, Injuries, and Historical Achievements
Medical University of South Carolina

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games concluded its two-week run in Rio de Janeiro Sunday night and now it is time to reflect on the games and amazing athlete..Read More

ColumbiaDoctors Experts Serve on Zika Twitter Chat Panel For Clinicians
Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia experts, including neuroinfectious disease specialist Dr. Kiran Thakur, joined healthcare professionals from around the country for a Zika Tw..Read More

Three Johns Hopkins Public Health Researchers Win Zika Challenge Grants
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Three teams from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be awarded grants from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Combating..Read More

Indiana University experts available to discuss issues surrounding 2016 Summer Olympics
Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health,..Read More

Got Olympic fever? UGA experts available to discuss doping, legacy and more
University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. - Will doping be the issue of the Rio Olympics? What will Rio's Olympic Games legacy be? The University of Georgia has experts from pharma..Read More

Low Zika risk for travelers to Olympics in Brazil, study finds
Yale News

The Zika virus poses a negligible health threat to the international community during the summer Olympic Games that begin next month in Rio de Janeiro..Read More

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington dean to return to teaching, research
Indiana University

BLOOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mohammad R. Torabi, founding dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has announced that he plans to ..Read More

Researchers Map Zika’s Routes to the Developing Fetus
UCSF School Of Medicine

Zika virus can infect numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley who sho..Read More

New Control Strategies Needed for Zika and Other Unexpected Mosquito-Borne Outbreaks
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks – most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas – have hig..Read More

Zika Infection May Be Masked by Other Viral Infections
UCSF School Of Medicine

Symptoms of infection with the Zika virus in Brazil may be masked by simultaneous infection with other mosquito-spread viruses common in the same regi..Read More

NIH Funds Zika Virus Study Involving U.S. Olympic Team
University of Utah

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health will monitor potential Zika virus exposure among a subset of athletes, coaches and other U...Read More

Scripps Florida Scientists Pioneer a Breakthrough Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment
The Scripps Research Institute

A Drug Candidate Successfully Targets Cancer-Causing RNA JUPITER, FL – May 9, 2016 – In a development that could lead to a new generation of drugs to ..Read More

More Research is Needed on How Climate Change Affects Infectious Diseases
Elsevier

It is time we act proactively to minimize the effect of climate change on our health, say the researchers behind a new review published in . To do thi..Read More

UCSF Zika Symposium Brings Together Bay Area Experts to Pool Latest Information
UCSF School Of Medicine

Alarmed by the rapid spread of the Zika virus across the Americas, experts gathered at UC San Francisco to explore the many issues raised by the epide..Read More

Scientists Find Molecular Link Between Zika and Microcephaly
UCSF School Of Medicine

Strengthening the link between Zika virus and microcephaly, scientists at UC San Francisco have discovered that a protein the virus uses to infect ski..Read More

Joseph DeRisi Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
UCSF School Of Medicine

Joseph L. DeRisi, PhD, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been ele..Read More

Experts Discuss Impact of Climate Change on Health
Columbia News

Patrick Kinney and Madeleine Thomson In 2009, The Lancet, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical journals in the world, declared climate chang..Read More

Worried about Zika, West Nile? Expert advice to prevent mosquito bites
University of Georgia

Experts say there's no reason to panic about Zika. In Georgia, the mosquito that is known to carry Zika - Aedes aegypti - is extremely rare, according..Read More

Preclinical studies suggest human vaccine may be feasible
Harvard Medical School

The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been s..Read More

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes
UCL News

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate..Read More

World Health Organization’s TB Care Advice Violated Standards, Researchers Say
Duke Today

Durham, NC - The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less ..Read More

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus: Pregnancy and Sexual Transmission
John Hopkins Medicine

No treatment or vaccine currently exists for Zika virus. For most people who contract the virus, the illness will be mild and pass on its own in about..Read More

Sophisticated ‘Mini-Brains’ Add to Evidence of Zika’s Toll on Fetal Cortex
John Hopkins Medicine

Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, Johns Hopkins researchers hav..Read More

Former UGA researcher aids in ongoing search for vaccine
University of Georgia

Dr. Thomas Hodge, a former endowed chair at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is working with a company "that has created a dr..Read More

Zika linked to abnormal pregnancies, fetal death, new research finds
UCLA

New research presents strong evidence that the Zika virus can indeed cause a range of abnormalities in pregnant women infected with the virus — with t..Read More

Likely Biological Link Found Between Zika Virus, Microcephaly
John Hopkins Medicine

Working with lab-grown human stem cells, a team of researchers suspect they have discovered how the Zika virus probably causes microcephaly in fetuses..Read More