Tag : Microcephaly

Neurology

Experimental therapy slows zika replication and prevents microcephaly in mice

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An international group of researchers have discovered that inhibiting AHR (aryl hydrocarbon receptor), a protein with roles in regulating immunity, stem cell maintenance and cellular...
Pediatrics

PRRT2 gene variant in a child with dysmorphic features, congenital microcephaly, and severe epileptic seizures: genotype-phenotype correlation?

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Mutations in Proline-rich Transmembrane Protein 2 (PRRT2) have been primarily associated with individuals presenting with infantile epilepsy, including benign familial infantile epilepsy, benign infantile epileps…...
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Study finds drug targets for Ebola, Dengue, and Zika viruses

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No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth...
Neurology

Hydrocephalus: New Complication of Congenital Zika Syndrome

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First reports of hydrocephalus as a complication of congenital Zika syndrome have led to recommendations that monitoring for this condition be part of the standard...
Biology

Why is congenital Zika syndrome asymmetrically distributed among human populations?

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by Jimena Barbeito-Andrés, Lavínia Schuler-Faccini, Patricia Pestana Garcez Zika virus (ZIKV) is a health burden due to the severe neurological abnormalities that arise after congenital...

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