Herpes News
December 3, 2020

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New Gene Therapy Approach Eliminates at Least 90% Latent Herpes Simplex Virus 1

Infectious disease researchers have used a gene editing approach to remove latent herpes simplex virus 1, or HSV-1, also known as oral herpes. In ...

New Findings Could Lead to Improved Vaccinations Against Sexually Transmitted Infections

In a new study, researchers show how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used ...

Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes ...

Designer Nanoparticles Destroy a Broad Array of Viruses

Researchers have designed new anti-viral nanoparticles that bind to a range of viruses. Unlike other broad-spectrum antivirals, the new nanoparticles destroy ...
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Cancer Side-Effects: Sweet Nanoparticles Trick Kidney

Researchers engineer tiny particles with sugar molecules to prevent side effect in cancer ...

Are Herpes Virus Infections Linked to Alzheimer's Disease?

Researchers refute the link between increased levels of herpes virus and Alzheimer's ...

Fighting the Herpes Virus

Researchers have used single-cell RNA sequencing to better understand the viral ...

New Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

A novel vaccine protected almost all mice and guinea pigs exposed to a new herpes virus. This may lead to the vaccine being tested in human ...

Charcoal-Based Drug Delivery System Improves Efficacy of Common Herpes Drug

A study has found that combining acyclovir -- a commonly prescribed topical herpes medication -- with particles of activated carbon improves efficacy of the ...

Can a Combination Immune Therapy Reduce Genital Herpes Outbreaks?

Investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to dramatically reduce the recurrence of genital ...

'Is It Time for Another Contraception Revolution?'

In an effort to protect the planet and preserve its natural treasures for future generations, another contraception revolution that provides options for populations not currently being served by ...

Taking the 'Killer' out of Natural Killer Cells

The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that ...

Chickenpox Vaccination Lowers Risk of Pediatric Shingles

A study of more than 6 million children showed routine varicella vaccine considerably lessened likelihood of painful shingles ...

Probiotic-Derived Molecule May Suppress Fatal Brain Inflammation, Preclinical Study Finds

The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system's ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain ...

Aging Baby Boomers Push Sky High Incidence of Shingles of the Eye

More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their ...

Dormant Viruses Activate During Spaceflight

Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates increase ...

Viral Communications Hacking Boosts Leishmania Infections

New research has found that a virus infecting the Leishmania parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the way to new vaccines ...

Herpes Viruses and Tumors Evolved to Learn How to Manipulate the Same Ancient RNA

Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown ...

Schizophrenia Linked With Abnormal Immune Response to Epstein-Barr Virus

New research shows that people in the study with schizophrenia also have higher levels of antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis, ...

Systematic Review of Clinical Studies Suggests Newer Shingles Vaccine Far More Effective

A systematic review of clinical studies involving more than two million patients aged 50 years and older suggests the newer shingles vaccine Shingrix was far more successful in preventing the painful ...

New Cancer Vaccine Platform a Potential Tool for Efficacious Targeted Cancer Therapy

Researchers have discovered a solution in the form of a cancer vaccine platform for improving the efficacy of oncolytic viruses used in cancer ...

Scientists Find a New Way to Attack Herpesviruses

Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it's evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family has found a way to bypass the body's defense ...

Link Between Common 'Harmless' Virus and Cardiovascular Damage

Researchers have found an unexpectedly close link between a herpes virus and the occurrence of immune cells damaging cardiovascular ...

Differences in Immune Responses Due to Age, Sex, and Genetics

Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study of 1,000 ...

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