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13:12 EDT 29th September 2016 | BioPortfolio

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Study of genetic microcephaly in mice may reveal insights into Zika-based microcephaly

Microcephaly is a rare disorder that stunts brain development in utero, resulting in an abnormally small head. The Zika virus is one environmental cause of this devastating condition, but genetic defe...

New doubts on Zika as cause of microcephaly

Brazil's microcephaly epidemic continues to pose a mystery—if Zika is the culprit, why are there no similar epidemics in other countries also hit hard by the virus? In Brazil, the microcephaly rate ...

Genetic switch could be key to increased health and lifespan

Newly discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms are also linked to increased lifespan in mammals, offering hope that drugs to flip these switches could improve huma...

Longevity is increasing: Can we extend our lifespan, one gene at a time?

How much do "good genes" matter? In some countries, average lifespan is creeping towards 90. New research is beginning to crack open the mystery of longer life. The post

More Evidence That Zika Causes Microcephaly

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2016 -- A rigorous new study of 91 Brazilian babies strongly supports the point that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly. In microceph...

Prevalence of microcephaly in Europe: population based study

Objectives To provide contemporary estimates of the prevalence of microcephaly in Europe, determine if the diagnosis of microcephaly is consistent across Europe, and evaluate whether changes in... ...

CDC: ‘No longer any doubt’ Zika causes microcephaly, other birth defects

CDC officials recently confirmed that a causal relationship exists between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly and other serious birth defects. “It is now clear that Zika does cau...

Bird DNA shows inbreeding linked to shorter lifespan

Pieces of DNA that predict lifespan are shorter in birds that are inbred - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Detection and sequencing of Zika virus from amniotic fluid of fetuses with microcephaly in Brazil: a case study.

The incidence of microcephaly in Brazil in 2015 was 20 times higher than in previous years. Congenital microcephaly is associated with genetic factors and several causative agents. Epidemiological dat...

Zika Virus.

To the Editor: Petersen et al. (April 21 issue)(1) provide a detailed review of Zika virus. We have some concern regarding diagnostic criteria for microcephaly in fetuses and newborns exposed to the v...

Zika Virus.

To the Editor: Petersen et al. (April 21 issue)(1) provide a detailed review of Zika virus. We have some concern regarding diagnostic criteria for microcephaly in fetuses and newborns exposed to the v...

Zika Virus.

To the Editor: Petersen et al. (April 21 issue)(1) provide a detailed review of Zika virus. We have some concern regarding diagnostic criteria for microcephaly in fetuses and newborns exposed to the v...

Prenatal screening for microcephaly: an update after three decades.

Due to the recent outbreak of Zika virus, there has been a newfound interest in fetal and neonatal microcephaly. In 1984, Chervenak et al. proposed criteria for the prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of mi...

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