Tag: Cell Reports

Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection, study shows

Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection, study shows

The mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to microcephaly and other neurological problems in newborns of affected mothers directly infects the brain progenitor cells destined to become neurons, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study published online in Cell Reports. The team of researchers used a strain of Zika currently impacting the Americas, and found […]