Health Canal, November 14, 2019

New research conducted by UTMB’s Pei-Young Shi unravels the mystery of how the dengue and Zika viruses assemble when they infect human and mosquito hosts. The findings could be used to deter or stop the viruses from gaining full strength through inhibiting virus formation. “These findings represent major progress toward understanding how these deadly viruses are assembled during infection, which provides new opportunities for antiviral and vaccine development,” said Shi.