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Scientists reveal Zika virus structure

Scientists reveal Zika virus structure  US researchers have for the first time determined the structure of the Zika virus, revealing insights critical to the development of effective antiviral treatments and vaccines for the deadly disease. Researchers from Purdue University in the US studied a strain of Zika virus isolated from a patient infected during the French Polynesia epidemic and determined the structure of the virus. The structure details vital differences on a key protein that may explain why Zika attacks nerve cells [...]