Zika Virus in the Fetal Mouse Brain (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption This visual abstract of a Cell Stem Cell study by Li, Xu, and colleagues shows that ZIKV replicates efficiently in the mouse embryonic brain by mainly targeting neural progenitor cells. They also show that infected brains are smaller with enlarged ventricles and a thinner cortex, consistent with a microcephalic phenotype. Credit Li, Xu, Ye, and Hong et al./Cell Stem Cell 2016 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.