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July 11, 2018

High-Resolution Snapshot of Zika Virus Reveals Clues to Fighting It

  • Science
  • Genetics/Genomics

The New York Times — Scientists have captured the clearest and most detailed image yet of Zika, the virus that set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016 and left thousands of babies with serious birth defects. The work could contribute to the development of more effective vaccines and treatments to combat the virus.

The result is the highest-resolution image ever captured of a virus with an envelope, or protective outer shell. By visualizing the virus in such detail, the researchers may find pockets on its surface where the drug molecules could attach.

Read more at The New York Times.