The latest issue of FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience publication, “Secrets of the Human Brain Revealed: Development, Disease & the Zika Virus,” has just been released. Focusing on the process of human brain development, this issue reveals how genetics, infections, and lifestyle can impact brain growth and function.
FASEB’s Breakthroughs in Bioscience is a collection of illustrated articles that highlight recent developments in basic biomedical research and explain their impact on medicine and human health. Print copies and audio versions of this and other Breakthroughs articles are available at no cost for educational or advocacy purposes and can be requested by visiting the Breakthroughs & Horizons in Bioscience webpage or by contacting FASEB’s Office of Public Affairs at 301-634-7650.
Secrets of the Human Brain Revealed: Development, Disease & the Zika Virus - Transmission of the Zika virus throughout South and Central America has become a rising global public health threat. Spread mainly through infected mosquitoes, this virus poses substantial health risks because it can be passed from a pregnant women to her fetus, potentially causing severe birth defects. The newest issue of Breakthroughs in Bioscience examines the brain development process, placing special emphasis on how the Zika virus affects the growing fetal brain. Download the PDF or listen to the podcast below.