A new study revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons.
The temperature outside may be dropping rapidly but that doesn’t mean venturing outdoors will cause you to catch a cold. Isabel Valdez said a virus like the common cold spreads through what we breathe in – not because of the weather.
If there is anything we have learned from previous years, it’s that flu season is unpredictable. However, getting your flu shot now offers the best protection for the entire season, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.
Back-to-school season means the start of flu season and exposure to many illnesses. Whether a student is going into preschool or college, there are ways parents, teachers and students themselves can prepare to stay healthy.