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Medical images show what Zika virus is capable of doing to brain of fetus

Medical images show what Zika virus is capable of doing to brain of fetus

A research paper published in the journal Radiology has raised concerns by unveiling Zika virus can cause serious damage to different parts of fetal brain, much beyond microcephaly. As some damages were seen in brain areas that continue to grow after birth, the problems might show when babies will grow.

Sixteen years old Floridian survives brain-eating bacteria becoming fourth survivor

Sixteen years old Floridian survives brain-eating bacteria becoming fourth survivor

Sebastian DeLeon, a 16 years old teen of Florida, became fourth person in the US to survive brain-eating bacteria called Naegleriafowleri. The boy contracted the bacteria at a theme park on August 7 soon after which he got headache so severe that he could not withstand others touching him. He was on vacation with his family in Orlando when it happened.

ZikaEffects Detected in Scans of Brazilian Babies’ Brains

ZikaEffects Detected in Scans of Brazilian Babies’ Brains

The outcomes of brain scans performed by researchers on 45 babies from Brazil, whose mothers have contracted Zika virus at the time of pregnancy, are extremely disturbing. The scans have revealed that the virus can have severe implications, damaging several varied segments of the fetal brain.

Washington decides to kill pack of 11 endangered state grey wolves

Washington decides to kill pack of 11 endangered state grey wolves

Though wolf population is endangered in Washington, the state has decided to kill a pack of 11 state wolves after reports of them hunting on cows. There are presently 90 endangered gray wolves in the state. Washington state wildlife officials has finally taken a decision to put end to the life of 11 of them to bring the situation under control.

Scientists release incredible pictures of sunken light aircraft carrier USS Independence

Scientists release incredible pictures of sunken light aircraft carrier USS Independence

Scientists have disclosed unbelievable images of sunken light aircraft carrier USS Independence,captured by underwater robots exploring the wreck.

The 622-foot-long Independence was used in World War II and the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. In 1951, it was deliberately sunk off California. The historic shipis present within in 2,600 feet of water in the Greater Farallones National Maritime Sanctuary.

Method turns mammals transparent and shrinks them, making them easier to study

Method turns mammals transparent and shrinks them, making them easier to study

Researchers have found a method that not just makes rats, mice, and other mammals transparent but also reduces their size, making them easier to study.

In the name of research, nearly 25 million animals are used in labs annually. Cheap and simpler animal models are used mostly to make strong drugs and check treatment options for humans. These models do have their limitations also.

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