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Category: Contagions

July 10, 2017

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, n...

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

Babies, Children, Contagions, Fertility, Pregnancy, Research, Vaccines, Zika

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Aravinda de Silva

April 18, 2017

De Silva lab awarded $3 million federal contract to develop Zika test

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are working to develop a test for the Zika virus that they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

Awards, Contagions, Zika

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UNC Chapel

December 1, 2016

UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Three of the more than 10 groups of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine served as panelists during Tuesday night’s ‘Unraveling Zika’ expert panel and community conversation.

Contagions, Zika

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Aravinda de Silva

November 11, 2016

Can nanotechnology help develop a workable dengue virus vaccine?

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, are creating a nanoparticle vaccine that in experiments showed increased antibody responses against one serotype of dengue virus. The de Silva group is collaborating with the UNC laboratories of Chris Luft, PhD, (pharmacy and chemistry), Jenny Ting, PhD, (genetics), and Mike Miley,PhD, (pharmacology), as well as Liquidia Pharmaceuticals to use the same nanoparticle platform to develop a vaccine for all four serotypes of the virus.

Contagions, Research, Technology

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Stefan Metz

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research ...

The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.

Awards, Contagions

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David Weber

September 29, 2016

Weber delivers Zika, travel update to UNC School of Medicine faculty

David Weber, MD, MPH, Matt Collins, MD, PhD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, were the featured speakers addressing the Zika virus epidemic during lecture at the UNC School of Medicine.

Contagions, Research

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UNC Chapel

September 21, 2016

Tar Heels go viral: UNC researchers featured on “This Week in Virol...

Virologists with the UNC School of Medicine participated in last week's on-campus recording of a popular virology podcast.

Awards, Contagions

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Aravinda de Silva

July 29, 2016

Zika vaccine development: UNC researchers seeking individuals expos...

Drs. Aravinda de Silva and Matt Collins hope to use blood samples from people who have been previously diagnosed with or potentially exposed to specific viruses as part of their vaccine development work.

Contagions, Research

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Ralph Baric

July 27, 2016

Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika ...

A new research study from University of North Carolina researchers shows that individuals who have been previously infected with a flavivirus – specifically dengue and Zika viruses – could have antibodies that protect against Zika.

Contagions, Research, Zika

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Aravinda de Silva, PhD

July 5, 2016

UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response

The Zika virus isn’t unprecedented, epidemiologically speaking. What is unprecedented, however, is its associated birth defects, including microcephaly, as well as the fact that it can be sexually transmitted.

Contagions, Zika

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UNC Chapel

June 22, 2016

Chancellor to hold Zika awareness event for UNC campus community

UNC School of Medicine researcher and public health officials to discuss Zika research and prevention at upcoming event for students, faculty and staff at campus event.

Contagions, Research, Zika

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