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Featured article: Metabolic alterations induced by attenuated Zika virus in glioblastoma cells

Zika virus has recently become a matter of international concern due to its association with microcephaly in newborns.  The authors of this study developed an attenuated zika prototype based on bacterial outer membrane vesicles, which was then applied to glioblastoma cells for evaluation.  The results of this study demonstrate this prototype is not only a potential alternative for glioblastoma management, but may also be an important tool for treating various other tumors.


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Cell & Bioscience, the official journal of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all areas of life science research.

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Dr Yun-Bo Shi, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Shi is a senior investigator and the Chief of Section on Molecular Morphogenesis, NICHD, NIH, and is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Cell & Bioscience in his personal capacity. Dr Shi received his BS degree from Wuhan University, China, in 1982 and his PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1988. After postdoctoral training at the Carnegie Institution, he established his own research group at NICHD, NIH, in 1992. Dr Shi has been studying the molecular basis of thyroid hormone regulation of vertebrate development by using Xenopus metamorphosis as a model system. Dr Shi has published over 130 research papers and 50 reviews/book chapters, edited three books and written a monograph on amphibian metamorphosis. 


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