September 27, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Jaehoon Shin

2 min read

There has been much attention to the link between Zika and microcephaly. How does Zika cause microcephaly or does it even directly cause microcephaly. Has the latter been concretely proven? There are even more questions. A cool new Cell Stem Cell paper gives us some key insights. The manuscript from a team led by Guo-Li Ming, reports that Zika virus can infect human cortical stem/progenitor cells. Immature neurons were also able to be infected. Strikingly, the infection impacts the neural precursor cells in part …Read More