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  • Study Reveals How Herpes Virus Tricks the Immune System
    With more than half the U.S. population infected, most people are familiar with the pesky cold sore outbreaks caused by the herpes virus. The virus outsmarts the immune system by interfering with the process that normally allows immune cells to recognize and destroy foreign ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Discovery Shows How Herpes Simplex Virus Reactivates in Neurons to Trigger Disease
    When you get cold sores, the reason is likely related to stress. In particular, the neurons in which the herpes simplex virus (HSV) reside, are under stress. For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine discovered a cellular ...More
    December 9, 2015 Posted in News
  • Certain Herpes Viruses Can Infect Human Neurons
    For years, researchers have noted a tantalizing link between some neurologic conditions and certain species of the herpes virus. In patients with Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebellar ataxia, among other neuropathies, the cerebrospinal fluid teems with ...More
    December 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Two-Thirds of the Global Population Under 50 are Infected With Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
    More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67 percent of the population – are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published today in ...More
    October 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Study Finds Herpesvirus Activates RIG-I Receptor to Evade Body's Immune System
    Using herpesvirus, molecular immunologists from the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a cellular process that activates a critical immune defense against pathogens, which could have implications for developing drugs ...More
    April 3, 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