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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 ...

Has The Human Lifespan Hit The Ceiling? – NPR

NPRHas The Human Lifespan Hit The Ceiling?NPRHuman lifespans have been increasing for decades thanks to advances in treating and preventing diseases and improved social conditions. In fact, longevity ...

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... ...

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

Genetic causes of small head size share common mechanism

(Duke University) Microcephaly is a rare disorder that stunts brain development in utero, resulting in babies with abnormally small heads. The Zika virus is one environmental cause of this devastating...

Study IDs 2 Zika Virus Proteins Linked to Microcephaly

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 -- Researchers say they've identified two proteins in the Zika virus linked to the severe birth defect microcephaly. Babies with microcephaly have abnormally small heads and br...

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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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