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Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016
Lab workers

How 21st Century Cures Act could boost new antibiotics

A new FDA approval pathway is for antimicrobials that treat serious infections.

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Oct 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016
Government funding

Zika funding to be split among CDC, NIH, emergency fund

Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
Zika screening

Studies highlight possible Zika treatments, mosquito control conundrum

Scientists saw potential in some existing drugs and showed that mosquitoes can pass the virus to their offspring.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Jul 06, 2016

Jul 06, 2016
Female sprinter

NIH-funded study will track Zika in US Olympic participants

The study will monitor for infections in athletes, coaches, and USOC staff.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
Rhesus monkeys

Zika animal studies yield new disease clues, optimism for vaccine

Key findings in the monkey study were protection against later infection and that infections in pregnant animals lasted much longer.

Jun 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Pregnancy group

With launch of big Zika pregnancy study, NIH seeks key answers

Also, agencies publish guidance on Olympics travel and lab testing, and New York City officials outline their Zika response.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016
Baby mice

Animal studies detail marked Zika damage in developing brains

Study results show the virus crosses the placenta and extensively damages fetal brains, and the outbreak strain in the Americas appears worse than in Africa.

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