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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

Apr. 27, 2016 — An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — In an emerging field of research, a study reveals a mechanism in the regulation of lymphangiogenesis. Scientists identified a new target for drug treatment to prevent conditions caused by ... read more

'Key' to Recognizing, Immunizing Herpes/common Cold

Apr. 4, 2016 — Prior to this study, it was known that interferon regulatory factor-3 (IRF-3), a protein coding gene, contributed to a first line of defense against viral infection by triggering antiviral activity. ... read more

First Case of Acute Myelitis in a Patient Infected With Zika Virus

Mar. 8, 2016 — A first case of acute myelitis following infection with Zika virus has been reported for the first time. A young patient in the acute phase of an infection by Zika virus presented motor deficiency in ... read more

Stress Wakes Up Sleeping Herpes Viruses – but How?

Feb. 24, 2016 — Hiding their DNA genome inside the nucleus of the infected cells, the herpes viruses establish a lifelong infection in humans, and they are known to reactivate in response to different kinds of ... read more

Increased Demand for 'Vaginal Seeding' from New Parents, Despite Lack of Evidence

Feb. 24, 2016 — Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called 'vaginal seeding' for babies born by cesarean section, according to a new article. The practice, which is also known ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have captured atomic images of the virus that causes cold sores in action. Structural details reveal that the virus inserts itself into another protein, jamming an important immune system ... read more

Model Helps Decide Drug Dose for Clinical Testing

Feb. 3, 2016 — A mathematical model may offer a valuable tool for selecting the proper dose of antiviral drugs for further testing in clinical ... read more

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

Dec. 9, 2015 — When we get cold sores, the reason is likely related to stress. For the first time, researchers discovered a cellular mechanism that allows the herpes simplex virus to reactivate. They also found how ... read more

This Is Why We Do Not Constantly Get Ill Despite Viruses, Bacteria

Dec. 1, 2015 — New research breaks with existing knowledge about how our immune system works. The new experiments have shown how the body mobilizes a hitherto unknown defense against viruses and bacteria. This also ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — In general, herpes viruses are considered to be specific to a single species or group of related animals. Recent research findings contradict this assumption by showing that two equine herpes viruses ... 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

Cause of Viral Infection of the Brain Mapped out

Oct. 20, 2015 — Researchers have recently discovered a defect in the immune system, which causes some people with herpes virus to develop a life-threatening inflammation of the brain. This immunodeficiency is likely ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys can, in fact, transmit Cytomegalovirus (CMV) across the placenta to their unborn offspring, new research shows. This finding establishes the first primate model that researchers can ... read more

Silicone Vaginal Rings Deliver Antiviral Drugs, Protect Women Against HIV

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in developing a vaginal silicone ring that delivers molecules that act on both HIV and herpes ... read more

Tracing the Triggers of Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Sep. 18, 2015 — In a sprawling review of more than 200 articles examining the suggested link between infections of the mouth and Alzheimer's disease (AD), two researchers -- one, an original mapper of the oral ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — The intricate interplay between immune cells working to defeat infection has been seen and photographed for the first time. Researchers used state-of-the-art microscopy to painstakingly capture ... read more

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