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Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection leads to fetal abnormalities. The findings appear in the Nov. 2 Journal of Clinical Investigation… Read More »

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Zika proteins responsible for microcephaly identified

August 11th, 2016

USC researchers have identified two Zika proteins potentially responsible for thousands of microcephaly cases in Brazil and elsewhere — taking one small step toward preventing Zika-infected mothers from birthing babies with abnormally small… Read More »

Gunther Dennert

In Memoriam: Gunther Dennert, 78

July 20th, 2016

Gunther DennertFormer chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Gunther Dennert, PhD, passed away on June 5, after a long battle with… Read More »

Jae Jung speaks during the Zika Virus Awareness Symposium, held June 9 at Aresty Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.

Caution urged at Zika symposium

June 22nd, 2016

Jae Jung speaks during the Zika Virus Awareness Symposium, held June 9 at Aresty Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.Scientists and public officials warned residents of health risks and provided mosquito-abatement tips… Read More »