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Zika Virus Structure Mapped

Researchers have determined the structure of the Zika virus. The “near-atomic level map” shows Zika to be similar to the dengue virus, and other flaviviruses. The one key difference lies in a “key surface protein,” according to research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The discovery could lead to a better understanding of how the virus works in the human body, which in turn, could lead to better drugs and vaccines. Researchers said that the...

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