April 1, 2016  

Zika virus research shared around the world

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nearly 300 media outlets around the world carried news of the discovery of the Zika virus structure by Purdue’s structural biology team. An event in Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology, where the research team performs its work, drew a large number of media outlets and others excited to share in the news of the discovery. Two Indianapolis television news teams stayed well after the 2 p.m. event to provide live coverage during their evening newscasts.

Internationally, the Guardian was among news outlets to carry the news. National coverage came from, among others, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Bloomberg News, NBC News.com, Time Magazine.

Here are some of the major headlines:

Washington Post: Zika’s structure has been revealed, bringing scientists closer to a vaccine

Time Magazine: Zika virus’ structure determined for the first time

Wall Street Journal: Zika: Scientists identify structure of infectious virus

Guardian: Zika structure discovered, raising hopes for new ways to combat virus

New Zealand Herald: Zika's structure has been revealed, bringing scientists closer to a vaccine

Bloomberg News: Zika virus discovery marks success of Purdue life sciences investment

NBC News: What's Zika Look Like? Virus' Structure Determined for the First Time

Baltimore Sun: Purdue team reveals Zika's structure, bringing scientists closer to a vaccine

Chicago Tribune: Purdue team reveals Zika's structure, bringing scientists closer to a vaccine

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: In step toward vaccine, scientists reveal structure of Zika for first time

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