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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Herpes Zoster Is Linked to Increased Rates of Both Stroke and Myocardial Infarction

Dec. 15, 2015 — Herpes zoster (also called 'shingles') is linked to a transient increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in the months following initial zoster diagnosis, according to a new ... read more

Shingles Increases Short-Term Risk of Stroke in Older Adults

Dec. 15, 2015 — A new study determined that adults 50 and older are at a 50% increased risk for stroke for 90 days following a shingles ... read more

Dec. 12, 2015 — Results from a long-term clinical trial conducted by cancer researchers show that combining radiation treatment with 'suicide gene therapy' provides a safe and effective one-two punch ... read more

Histone Deacetylase 6 Inhibition Enhances Oncolytic Viral Therapy

Oct. 20, 2015 — Inhibition of histone deaceteylase 6 improves the ability of oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1 to kill glioma cells, a new study ... read more

Research Advances Potential for Test and Vaccine for Genital and Oral Herpes

Aug. 11, 2015 — Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses, according to researchers. The work may also lead to the ... read more

Gene Therapy, Surgery Could Mean Eight More Months for Sickest Brain Cancer Patients

May 31, 2015 — As the most malignant of primary brain cancers, glioblastomas are frustratingly difficult to treat. Surgery is often risky and cannot remove all of the tumor, and chemotherapy eventually becomes ... read more

First Successful Study of Virus Attack on Cancer

May 28, 2015 — It's a new weapon in the arsenal of cancer fighting treatments: utilizing genetically modified viruses to invade cancer cells and destroy them from the inside. Now scientists have found that ... read more

Investigational Immunotherapy Treatment Shows Durable Response in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

May 26, 2015 — Advanced-stage melanoma patients have significant improvement in durable response rate when treated with a genetically-modified form of a herpes virus, whose native form causes the common cold sore, ... read more

Herpes Offers Big Insights on Coughing -- And Potential New Remedies

May 26, 2015 — Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous ... read more

Purging a Virus from Organ Transplants

Apr. 7, 2015 — The switch that can awake a dormant cytomegalovirus, a dreadful pathogen in immuno-compromised patients, has been identified by scientists. The switch can be controlled with common drugs, opening a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Cytomegalovirus manipulates a process called fatty acid elongation, which makes the very-long-chain fatty acids necessary for virus replication, researchers have discovered. The research team ... read more

Common Herpes Medication Reduces HIV-1 Levels, Independent of Herpes Infection

Mar. 13, 2015 — Valacyclovir reduces HIV-1 levels — even when patients do not have herpes -- results from a resent study indicate. The result not only means that Valacyclovir can be used effectively with a broader ... read more

Experimental Herpes Vaccine Upends Traditional Approach and Shows Promise

Mar. 9, 2015 — A new type of vaccine could be the first-ever for preventing genital herpes--one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, affecting 500 million people worldwide. Using a counterintuitive ... read more

Neurologist Finds Link Between Virus Causing Chicken Pox and Giant Cell Arteritis

Feb. 19, 2015 — A new study links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis. "Our analysis, ... read more

Chicken Pox Virus May Be Linked to Serious Condition in the Elderly

Feb. 18, 2015 — A new study links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the elderly, called giant cell arteritis. The condition can ... read more

Jan. 26, 2015 — Scientists have revealed how a type of cancer-causing virus outwits the human body's immune response. The discovery might help explain why some cancer therapies that incorporate interferon fail ... read more

Enzyme Inhibitors Suppress Herpes Simplex Virus Replication, Study Finds

Dec. 18, 2014 — A family of molecules known as NTS enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments, a new study shows. The findings could lead to new treatment options for herpes that ... read more

Herpes Virus Rearranges Telomeres to Improve Viral Replication

Dec. 11, 2014 — An infection with herpes simplex virus 1 causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve as protective ends to chromosomes, researchers have discovered. The findings show that ... read more

Study Discovers RX Approach That Reduces Herpes Virus Infection

Dec. 3, 2014 — A new study reports an effective treatment approach to inhibit and keep latent viruses like herpes simplex from reactivating and causing disease by blocking a protein which plays a major role in the ... read more

New Herpes Treatment Strategy Described by Researchers

Dec. 3, 2014 — A novel treatment approach for persistent viral infections such as herpes has been described by researchers. Using animal models of herpes simplex virus infection, researchers show that blocking the ... read more

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