• 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Cold Sore Virus Increases the Risk of Dementia
    Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, claim researchers at Umeå University in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex ...More
    October 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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
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