Study suggests Zika may damage adult brains

New <a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(16)30252-1&quot; target="_blank">research</a> in the journal <i>Cell Stem Cell</i> shows that the Zika virus affects adult mice brain cells that are important to memory and learning.

New research in the journal Cell Stem Cell shows that the Zika virus affects adult mice brain cells that are important to memory and learning. The researchers, from Rockefeller University and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, warned that it is difficult to know how much the results, in mice with weakened immune systems, apply to humans. They noted, however, that the results suggest that the Zika virus may not be as benign an infection for adults as thought, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Further research is planned.

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