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Antibody Might Protect Fetus From Zika, Study Finds

           

A researcher holds a tray of Zika virus growing in cells at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. No treatments exist to block Zika virus in a pregnant woman from infecting her fetus and potentially causing severe birth defects. But now, researchers report that they have identified a human antibody that prevents -- in pregnant mice -- the fetus from becoming infected and damage to the placenta. The antibody also protects adult mice from Zika disease.  Photo: Huy Mach

CLICK HERE - Nature - Neutralizing human antibodies prevent Zika virus replication and fetal disease in mice

nbcnews.com - by Maggie Fox - November 7, 2016

Researchers reported two steps toward fighting the Zika virus Monday — one from a team that has found a potential way to protect unborn babies from the virus, and a second from a team that announced the start of human trials of a new vaccine.

Neither offers immediate relief against the epidemic of Zika that has swept across the Americas and the Caribbean and parts of Asia, but they both provide hope of eventually being able to protect pregnant women and their babies from the infection.

The treatment is based on the body's own defenses — an immune system particle called a monoclonal antibody that homes in specifically on the virus. 

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> On Nov 10, 2016, at 8:37 AM, Kathy Gilbeaux via admin <***@***.***> wrote:
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> A researcher holds a tray of Zika virus growing in cells at Washington
> University School of Medicine in St. Louis. No treatments exist to block Zika
> virus in a pregnant woman from infecting her fetus and potentially causing
> severe birth defects. But now, researchers report that they have identified a
> human antibody that prevents -- in pregnant mice -- the fetus from becoming
> infected and damage to the placenta. The antibody also protects adult mice
> from Zika disease. Photo: Huy Mach
>
> CLICK HERE - Nature - Neutralizing human antibodies prevent Zika virus
> replication and fetal disease in mice [1]
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> nbcnews.com - by Maggie Fox - November 7, 2016
>
> Researchers reported two steps toward fighting the Zika virus Monday — one
> from a team that has found a potential way to protect unborn babies from the
> virus, and a second from a team that announced the start of human trials of a
> new vaccine.
>
> Neither offers immediate relief against the epidemic of Zika that has swept
> across the Americas and the Caribbean and parts of Asia, but they both
> provide hope of eventually being able to protect pregnant women and their
> babies from the infection.
>
> The treatment is based on the body's own defenses — an immune system
> particle called a monoclonal antibody that homes in specifically on the
> virus.
>
> (READ COMPLETE ARTICLE) [2]
>
> ALSO SEE RELATED ARTICLES IN THE LINKS BELOW:
>
> CLICK HERE - Zika therapy 'works in the womb' [3]
>
> CLICK HERE - Antibody found to protect fetus against Zika [4]
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> [1] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaap/ncurrent/full/nature20564.html
> [2] http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/zika-virus-outbreak/antibody-might-protect-fetus-zika-study-finds-n679161
> [3] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37897617
> [4] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313935.php

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