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Extreme cold could help Stanford researchers reveal herpesvirus infection

May 14, 2019

The funny thing about the virus that causes chicken pox is that no one knows for sure how…
A Mother Lode of Protection

April 19, 2019

Between 60 and 95 percent of adults worldwide are infected with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex…
New strategy discovered toward possible prevention of cancers tied to mono, the “kissing disease”

November 21, 2018

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the University of Toronto have discovered…
Targeting a viral vulnerability to treat disease

September 25, 2018

According to virologist Robert Ricciardi, the line between basic science and translational research is not hard and fast. You…
UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores

April 13, 2018

UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes…
Hush, little virus, don’t say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses

October 27, 2017

While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate,…
Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family members

October 23, 2017

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information…
Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

October 2, 2017

New research uses innovative data modelling to predict which species acted as an intermediary between our ancestors and…
Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma

September 8, 2017

In a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment…
Study questions reliability of diagnostic tests for herpes

August 28, 2017

Tests commonly used to diagnose oral and genital herpes are often unreliable, missing some cases of infection and,…
NIH herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral

August 16, 2017

After herpesviruses infect a cell, their genomes are assembled into specialized protein structures called nucelosomes. Many cellular enzyme…
NIH study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs

June 19, 2017

Glutamine supplements can suppress reactivation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) in mice and guinea pigs, according to findings…
Constipated? Study finds surprising cause

June 13, 2016

A Yale-led study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding, published June 8…
Your viruses could reveal your background

April 4, 2016

The genomes of two distinct strains of the virus that causes the common lip cold sore, herpes simplex…
Study reveals how herpes virus tricks the immune system

February 4, 2016

With over half the U.S. population infected, most people are familiar with the pesky cold sore outbreaks caused…
Certain herpes viruses can infect human neurons

December 7, 2015

Research suggests viral infection could underlie some symptoms of brain disorders For years, researchers have noted a tantalizing…
Cause of viral infection of the brain mapped out

October 23, 2015

Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have – in collaboration with international researchers – found a…
Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel Of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

July 22, 2015

All viruses have industrial-strength shells that surround and protect the genetic material within, enabling the viral particles to…
Professor-Student Team Brings Awareness to Virus

July 3, 2015

Felicia Goodrum, a University of Arizona associate professor of immunobiology and member of the BIO5 Institute, has spent the…
Herpes virus hijackers

May 25, 2015

The virus responsible for the common cold sore hijacks the machinery within our cells, causing them to break…
Herpes virus hijackers

May 25, 2015

The virus responsible for the common cold sore hijacks the machinery within our cells, causing them to break…
Herpes offers big insights on coughing – and potential new remedies

May 21, 2015

Cough treatments could change dramatically after the herpes virus helped researchers discover that the respiratory tract links to…
Seabed solution for cold sores

August 20, 2014

The blue blood of abalone, a seabed delicacy could be used to combat common cold sores and related…
Herpesviren undercover

June 8, 2014

HZI scientists unravel how herpesviruses fight against our immune system Pathogens entering our body only remain unnoticed for…
Update: Efficient treatment a step closer in the fight against cancer-causing herpes

February 18, 2014

Herpes virus proteins are more ‘spaghetti-like’ than previously thought, which provides a vital clue in the search for…
Thwarting herpes, scientists open antiviral drug path

September 9, 2013

While herpes viruses infect most animals – including humans – with incurable disease, Cornell researchers have found a…
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