Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, and located the precise spot on the Zika virus that the antibodies recognize. The work is a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies. Shown is an image of Zika virus captured via cryo-electron microscope.
Image/Daved Fremont, Washington University

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