Episode 9: Should I be worried about Zika? Flaviviruses with Mafalda

This interview stars Mafalda Farelo, a cellular biologist currently doing her PhD on flaviviruses, specifically the Zika virus. We talk about the famous Zika scare from last year, its effect on Neurogenesis and why pregnant women need to be careful. We also discuss other flaviviruses such as dengue and west Nile.  Lastly we talk about the current research and how scientists are attempting to combat the spreading of these viruses.

 

Contact Mafalda on instagram: @thelabnotebook or by email at mafaldaarrabida@gmail.com

Further reading on Zika and Neurogenesis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29116029

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28826723

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28370966

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