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Top Story for Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Zika Virus Research

Forrest Goodfellow

UGA research finds evidence in 'chick model' that Zika virus takes hold in the first trimester.

A University of Georgia graduate student is using early stage chicken embryos to monitor the progression of the Zika virus. By collecting data on how the virus affects brain development, researchers at UGA can pinpoint the best treatments to stop or slow the progression of early-stage microcephaly, a rare birth defect linked to the Zika virus.

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