Herpes


  • 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
  • Herpes Virus Exploits Immune Response to Bolster Infection
    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues report that the herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1), which affects an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all American adults, exploits an immune system receptor to boost its infectivity and ...More
    June 7, 2013 Posted in News
  • Immune Cells That Suppress Genital Herpes Infections Identified
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington scientists have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing recurring outbreaks of genital herpes. These immune ...More
    May 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals New Approach for Stopping Herpes Infections
    Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a novel strategy for preventing infections due to the highly common herpes simplex viruses, the microbes responsible for causing genital herpes (herpes simplex virus 2) and cold sores ...More
    March 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Gene That Suppresses Herpesviruses
    Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) hide within the worldwide human population. While dormant in the vast majority of those infected, these active herpesviruses can develop into several forms of cancer. In an effort to understand and ...More
    February 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Unexpected Bottleneck in the Spread of Herpes Simplex Virus
    New research suggests that just one or two individual herpes virus particles attack a skin cell in the first stage of an outbreak, resulting in a bottleneck in which the infection may be vulnerable to medical treatment. Unlike most viruses that spread to new cells by ...More
    November 5, 2012 Posted in News
  • Researchers Investigate How and Why Herpes Viruses Reactivate to Cause Disease
    The mere mention of the word "herpes" usually conjures negative images and stereotypes, but most people have been infected with some form of the virus. For most, a sore appears, heals and is forgotten, although the virus remains latent just waiting for the right ...More
    October 31, 2012 Posted in News
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