• SLU Research Finds Enzyme Inhibitors Suppress Herpes Simplex Virus Replication
    Saint Louis University research findings published in the December issue of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report a family of molecules known as nucleotidyltransferase superfamily (NTS) enzyme inhibitors are promising candidates for new herpes virus treatments.ST. ...More
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  • Herpes Virus Rearranges Telomeres to Improve Viral Replication
    A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has found that an infection with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA that serve as protective ends to chromosomes. The findings, which will be published ...More
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  • Study Uncovers Treatment That Reduces Herpes Virus Infection
    A multi-institutional study reports an effective treatment approach to inhibit and keep latent viruses like herpes simplex from reactivating and causing disease. The work, whose lead author is the late James Hill, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans professor and director of ...More
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  • Herpes Remains Active Even When No Symptoms Appear
    Scientists at Australian National University investigating the herpes virus have been surprised to find an ongoing conflict in the cells of sufferers, even when the virus is apparently dormant Herpes Simplex Type 1 is a virus that causes cold sores. It remains in the ...More
    July 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure and Herpes Infection in Infants Examined
    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 documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine ...More
    July 24, 2014 Posted in News
  • Herpes Virus Infection Drives HIV Infection Among Non-Injecting Drug Users in New York
    HIV and its transmission has long been associated with injecting drug use, where hypodermic syringes are used to administer illicit drugs. Now, a newly reported study by researchers affiliated with New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) in the ...More
    June 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • More U.S. Teens Susceptible to HSV-1 Infection, a Growing Cause of Genital Herpes
    A new study suggests a growing number of U.S. adolescents lack antibodies that may help protect them later in life against an increasingly important cause of genital herpes. Published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the findings show that fewer of today’s teens have ...More
    October 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • Key Mechanism Behind Herpes is Revealed
    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time managed to measure the internal pressure that enables the herpes virus to infect cells in the human body. The discovery paves the way for the development of new medicines to combat viral infections. The ...More
    October 2, 2013 Posted in News
  • Novel Vaccine Reduces Shedding of Genital Herpes Virus
    Sexually transmitted infection researchers potentially have reached a milestone in vaccine treatment for genital herpes, according to a report to be presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in Denver on Sept. 12. Kenneth H. Fife, MD, ...More
    September 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Pressurized Virus Blasts Its Infectious DNA Into Human Cells
    The virus that causes those painful lip blisters known as cold sores has an internal pressure eight times higher than a car tire, and uses it to literally blast its infectious DNA into human cells, scientists are reporting in a new study. Discovery of the pressure-driven ...More
    July 24, 2013 Posted in News
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