Glasgow scientists make Zika breakthrough



Researchers in Glasgow have made a breakthrough in combating the dreaded Zika virus - including how it acts to suppress the immune systems of sufferers.
The World Health Organisation has declared the virus’s link to microcephaly found in babies born to infected mothers a public health emergency, following an outbreak which began in Brazil.
Scientists have now sequenced the full-length genome of the virus from a patient in Brazil and said the information could be useful in the search for a vaccine.
They found molecules derived from the virus inhibits an important part of the host’s immune... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 40
Source: Scotsman
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