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Researchers Find A Genetic Link Between Vascular Disease And A Common Human Herpes Virus

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November 30, 1999
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For years, scientists have proposed a connection between a common herpes virus and vascular problems that occur in patients who have undergone an organ transplant or angioplasty procedure to clear clogged arteries. However, the reason behind this connection has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University believe they have discovered a mechanism in the body responsible for this puzzling health problem.

Portland, Ore. -- For years, scientists have proposed a connection between a common herpes virus and vascular problems that occur in patients who have undergone an organ transplant or angioplasty procedure to clear clogged arteries. However, the reason behind this connection has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University believe they have discovered a mechanism in the body responsible for this puzzling health problem. Their work will be published in the Nov. 24 issue of the journal Cell.


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