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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

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

Cancer-Killing Virus Plus Chemotherapy Drug Might Treat Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 13, 2014 — In six out of 10 cases, ovarian cancer is diagnosed when the disease is advanced and five-year survival is only 27 percent. A new study suggests that a cancer-killing virus combined with a ... read more

Cold Sores Increase Risk of Dementia, Research Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014 — Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers claim. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus ... read more

Sep. 29, 2014 — Many double-stranded DNA viruses infect cells by ejecting their genetic information into a host cell. But how does the rigid DNA packaged inside a virus flow into a cell? A biophysicist has shown ... read more

Healthy Humans Make Nice Homes for Viruses

Sep. 16, 2014 — The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research. On average, healthy ... read more

Prevalence of HSV Type 2 Decreases Among Pregnant Women in the Pacific Northwest

Aug. 19, 2014 — In a study that included approximately 15,000 pregnant women, seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 decreased substantially between 1989 and 2010 while there was no overall decrease for ... read more

Aug. 8, 2014 — Using the genome editing tool known as CRISPR, researchers were able to selectively silence two genes in human papilloma virus that are responsible for the growth and survival of cervical carcinoma ... read more

July 29, 2014 — A large percentage of people carry the herpes virus -- and although it mostly seems dormant, virologists have found our cells are having to fight the virus constantly. Herpes Simplex Type 1 is a ... read more

Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure, Herpes Infection in Infants Examined by Analysis

July 24, 2014 — A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions, a literature review has ... read more

Viruses Use 'Fake' Proteins to Hide in Our Cells

July 7, 2014 — Some viruses can hide in our bodies for decades and make 'fake' human proteins that trick our immune cells into believing nothing is wrong. Now researchers have determined the basic ... read more

Herpes Virus Infection Drives HIV Infection Among Non-Injecting Drug Users in New York

June 27, 2014 — HIV infection among non-injecting drug users doubled over the last two decades, a study has found. HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes ... read more

June 26, 2014 — Antibodies and their derivatives can protect plants and animals -- including humans -- against viruses. Members of this class of drugs are usually highly specific against components of a particular ... read more

Low Dose of Targeted Drug Might Improve Cancer-Killing Virus Therapy

June 16, 2014 — Giving low doses of the targeted agent bortezomib with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer with little added toxicity. The findings support ... read more

Herpes-Loaded Stem Cells Used to Kill Brain Tumors

May 16, 2014 — A potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses has been discovered by researchers. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a ... read more

Apr. 8, 2014 — A genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer, researchers ... read more

Protein Helps Control Common Viral Infection

Mar. 26, 2014 — A protein that regulates the body’s immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes lifelong infections and can lead to devastating illness in newborns and those with ... read more

Mar. 19, 2014 — People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are essentially more prone to infections such as varicella, influenza or pneumococci due to the reduction in the number of antibodies that their ... read more

Shingles: A Common and Painful Virus

Feb. 26, 2014 — Shingles is a painful viral infection that affects almost one million people worldwide and 30 percent of Americans every year. Known as herpes zoster, it’s caused by the same virus that causes ... read more

Feb. 13, 2014 — Herpes virus proteins are more ‘spaghetti-like’ than previously thought, which provides a vital clue in the search for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of ... read more

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