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Zika virus may be harnessed to fight most common form of brain cancer, say researchers
Life

Zika virus may be harnessed to fight most common form of brain cancer, say researchers

The Zika virus can wreak havoc on the brain of a developing fetus, but its destructive power may be harnessed to fight a form of adult brain cancer.

Scientists are changing functions of living cells to redesign life forms by rewriting DNA codes
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Scientists are changing functions of living cells to redesign life forms by rewriting DNA codes

Scientists have earlier been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they're starting over and building redesigned life forms from scratch.

Zika virus cases detected in India: Thorough investigation, educating masses is need of the hour
India

Zika virus cases detected in India: Thorough investigation, educating masses is need of the hour

The Zika virus, a public heath emergency that continues to grow, has the potential to cause widespread harm to the health of people in India.

Scientists discover Australian plant extract that can kill Zika virus
India

Scientists discover Australian plant extract that can kill Zika virus

Zika is a virus that is closely related to dengue and is spread by mosquitoes and by human sexual activity.

No sample tested positive for Zika except for three cases reported from Ahmedabad: Govt
India

No sample tested positive for Zika except for three cases reported from Ahmedabad: Govt

No other sample, except the three laboratory-confirmed cases reported from Ahmedabad, has tested positive for Zika virus, said the government.

Ahmedabad Zika infections may have been hushed up due to Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Report
India

Ahmedabad Zika infections may have been hushed up due to Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Report

A report said that the Vibrant Gujarat Summit "was a factor" in the decision to hush up news about the Zika infections.

Zika virus cases in Ahmedabad: If not for WHO report, civic body would have had no idea
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Zika virus cases in Ahmedabad: If not for WHO report, civic body would have had no idea

India's first three cases of Zika virus infection were reported from Ahmedabad between February 2016 and January 2017, but the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, which takes preventive and curative measures in the city, was unaware of this till a World Health Organisation (WHO) report became public on 26 May.

Zika virus: Maharashta health minister holds review meeting after reports from Gujarat
India

Zika virus: Maharashta health minister holds review meeting after reports from Gujarat

Maharashtra heath minister Dr Deepak Sawant held a review meeting with officials as cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Gujarat.

Zika virus: Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party warns state government against possible spread
India

Zika virus: Odisha unit of Samajwadi Party warns state government against possible spread

The Odisha unit of the Samajwadi Party has cautioned the state government against the possible spread of Zika virus in the state following the disease being detected in Gujarat.

After three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, government says 'there's no reason to worry'
India

After three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, government says 'there's no reason to worry'

Even as the WHO has confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the state government on Sunday said there is "no reason to worry" since effective measures were being taken.

No action from government on Zika virus, says Congress leader Ahmed Patel
Politics

No action from government on Zika virus, says Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Ahmedabad: Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel alleged lack of action from government after three cases of Zika virus were detected in Ahmedabad.

Zika virus cases detected in India: All you need to know about the mosquito-borne disease
India

Zika virus cases detected in India: All you need to know about the mosquito-borne disease

What made Zika virus scarier was it's rather mild symptoms for which people often never seek medical attention, hence are prone to go undetected.

Zika virus reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad
India

Zika virus reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad

India has strengthened its surveillance system in the past few years to detect and contain new Zika virus infections.

Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Life

Zika outbreak in India: WHO confirms three cases in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Newly developed smartphone controlled device can detect virus based diseases in 30 minutes
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Newly developed smartphone controlled device can detect virus based diseases in 30 minutes

Researchers including one of Indian origin have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that costs as little as $100 and claims to detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.

Zika outbreak: Only Asian lineage of virus linked with microcephaly, concludes US researchers
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Zika outbreak: Only Asian lineage of virus linked with microcephaly, concludes US researchers

Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, an advance that may unravel the mysteries of why the infection causes birth defects.

Zika outbreak: New study finds 'Godzilla' El Nino climate phenomenon
World

Zika outbreak: New study finds 'Godzilla' El Nino climate phenomenon

The Zika outbreak in South America may have been fuelled by change in weather patterns, brought on by the 'Godzilla' El Nino last year, a new study has found.

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat
World

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications

Zika virus unlikely to infect same person twice: study
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Zika virus unlikely to infect same person twice: study

The findings also show that Zika virus is present in the blood very early during infection and remains in some tissues for a long time

As Zika heads to India, an older strain in Indians prepare for a second coming
India

As Zika heads to India, an older strain in Indians prepare for a second coming

A virulent version of the Zika virus that has swept the globe is headed for India, where an older, more benign strain is likely to be quietly residing within some Indians, possibly preparing genetic ground for a quick, new second-coming, experts have warned.