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  • Research Advances Potential for Test, Vaccine for Genital and Oral Herpes
    Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The work may ...More
    August 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • Herpes Offers Big Insights on Coughing and Potential New Remedies
    Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to two different parts of the nervous system. A research team led by the University of Queensland's Dr. Stuart Mazzone made the important ...More
    May 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Wayne State Researchers Seek to Stamp Out Herpes Simplex Virus 1
    Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), or oral herpes, is a virus that affects more than 70 percent of the world’s adult population. Although there are treatments to relieve its symptoms and shorten their outbreaks, the virus remains dormant after recovery within the ...More
    May 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Dermatologist Shares Tips for Treating Cold Sores
    If you have a cold sore – small blisters on the lip or around the mouth – you’re not alone. More than half of Americans ages 14 to 49 carry the virus that causes cold sores. The virus stays in the body even after the cold sores clear. If the virus ...More
    April 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • NIH Study Finds That Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV
    Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to control the virus that causes genital herpes, appears to reduce the levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes, according to a study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University ...More
    March 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Radical Vaccine Design is Effective Against Herpes Viruses
    Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global health problem and there is currently no viable vaccine. For nearly three decades, immunologists' efforts to develop a herpes vaccine have centered on exploiting a single protein found on the virus's outer surface that ...More
    March 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Calls for Greater Efforts to Prevent and Control the Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus
    New World Health Organization (WHO)-led global estimates for herpes simplex virus type 2, published by the journal PLOS ONE, show that more than 400 million people worldwide were infected with the virus in 2012. The estimates underline the extent to which herpes simplex ...More
    January 23, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    December 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    December 12, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
    December 4, 2014 Posted in News
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