FOMC Press Conference March 15, 2017

In a widely anticipated announcement, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will announce if the board is raising interest rates. Experts have predicted that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates following a strong February jobs report released last Friday. At last month’s meeting, they elected to maintain the current rate. On March 3rd, Yellen said… via Watch Live: Janet Yellen Announces Federal Reserve Decision on Interest Rates — Fortune http://www.federalreserve.gov/ http://www.ustream.tv/federalreserve  Continue reading FOMC Press Conference March 15, 2017

The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports

Summary Zika virus has emerged as a severe health threat with a rapidly expanding range. The IFITM family of restriction factors inhibits the replication of a broad range of viruses, including the closely related flaviruses West Nile virus and dengue virus. Here, we show that IFITM1 and IFITM3 inhibit Zika virus infection early in the viral life cycle. Moreover, IFITM3 can prevent Zika-virus-induced cell death. These results suggest that strategies to boost the actions and/or levels of the IFITMs might be useful for inhibiting a broad range of emerging viruses. Source: The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports Continue reading The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports