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Zika virus prefers neural stem cells and is more dangerous in early pregnancy. Understand what new study has proven about the Zika virus

Zika virus prefers neural stem cells and is more dangerous in early pregnancy. Understand what new study has proven about the Zika virus

It was verified that the virus prefers the neural stem cells, the ones that will give rise to more specific cells. As they are most common early in pregnancy, this confirms the possibility that Zika virus infection is more severe in the first trimester of pregnancy. However, in later situations, the virus attacked other neurons, although still preferring stem cells.


Zika virus: Brazil offers training for diagnosis to Mercosur countries

Zika virus: Brazil offers training for diagnosis to Mercosur countries

The Minister of Health, Marcelo Castro, offered the Mercosur countries and associated training for laboratory testing of the Zika virus. The training will be done by the Brazilian institutes through the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). The objective is to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance capacity of the region, following the behavior of the virus and proposing actions necessary for the protection of the population.

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Myth or Truth: Can you sunbathe all day long if you are wearing sunscreen?

Myth or Truth: Can you sunbathe all day long if you are wearing sunscreen?

Item mandatory in both summer and winter, the sunscreen avoids problems such as burns, skin cancer and premature aging, but is the product sufficient for a full day of sun exposure? According to dermatologists, only the protector solar is not enough: the photoprotection should be a set of measures to protect from the sun.

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