Herpes Virus

Shingles symptoms may be caused by neuronal short circuit
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The pain and itching associated with shingles and herpes may be due to the virus causing a “short circuit” in the nerve cells that reach the skin.

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Doctors look at treating specific types of pediatric cancer with viral therapy
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Parents do everything they can to protect their children against all of the nasty germs floating around classrooms this time of year. Doctors and researchers, however, are looking into how those same types of common viruses can actually help treat a child who is diagnosed with certain cancers.

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Pressurized virus blasts its infectious DNA into human cells
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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 infection mechanism — the first in a human virus […]

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When AIDS viruses are transmitted despite treatment
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While antiretroviral drugs offer an efficient means of preventing the replication of HIV in the blood, shedding of HIV may occur in semen, so that other persons can become infected during unprotected sexual intercourse. This occurs in particular if the male genital tract also has other viral infections.

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Initial positive results reported on vaccine to treat genital herpes
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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2. The infection can provoke recurring episodes of painful genital sores. An estimated 50 million to 60 million Americans are affected. At present, no vaccine is …

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AAP clarifies approach to babies born to women with genital herpes lesions
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Neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) disease can be a devastating illness with significant mortality and morbidity. Fortunately, it occurs rarely, with approximately 1,500 babies contracting the infection each year in the United States. .

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Gene Family Suppresses Cancer-Causing Herpes
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Researchers have identified a family of human genes known as Tousled-like kinases (TLKs) that play a key role in the suppression and activation of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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