Decades of dedication lead to drug trial for rare, fatal illness

Old cancer drug may treat devastating blood vessel disease From the WashU School of Medicine News… When Kim Morey was a young girl, a mysterious illness affected her family, striking relatives one by one at around the age of 40, she recalled. “My dad’s grandmother had it, and then his mother and her sisters,” Morey […]

Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses, study finds

From the CNN Newsroom… (CNN) — In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. This was the first mosquito-borne disease known to cause birth defects. Since then, images of babies with underdeveloped heads, born to pregnant women […]