Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Viruses: New Relationships Between Epidemiology And History

An Italian research team has refined the history and origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2.
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Herpes's Achilles Heel

Scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to disrupt both latent reservoirs of the herpes simplex virus and actively replicating virus in human fibroblast cells. Experiments pinpoint weak spot that can make the virus susceptible to gene...
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Medical News Today: How Dormant Herpes Springs Back To Life

Researchers have now uncovered a cellular mechanism that may explain how the herpes simplex virus goes into and comes out of hiding.
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Health Tip: Living With Herpes

-- Herpes is a common and usually mild skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). If you are living with herpes, Sutter Health encourages you to: Be alert to triggers that activate herpes. Use safe sex methods, such as...
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Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 -- An experimental vaccine against genital herpes is extremely effective in mice, offering hope of human protection against an incurable sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine prevented transmission of the herpes...
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An Antiviral Gel May Prevent Genital Herpes In Women

In a paper recently published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers examined the effect of vaginal tenofovir 1 percent gel use on the risk of acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2. The study was conducted through a secondary...
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Medical News Today: Herpes Simplex: Everything You Need To Know

Herpes simplex is a very common virus that affects billions of people globally. It can cause sores around the mouth or on the genitals and surrounding areas. Learn more about herpes simplex here.
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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 Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a...
Related topics: Herpes, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Herpes Or Bacterial Infection? Testing And Treating Young Infants

Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down. Medscape Pediatrics
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Viral Hideout

*The ability of the "cold sore" herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists. *A new study in mice reveals that a key host protein acts as a critical regulator of the virus's sleep-wake...
Related topics: Herpes, Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Proteins

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Viral Hideout

*The ability of the "cold sore" herpes simplex virus to establish quiet infections and reawaken periodically has long mystified scientists. *A new study in mice reveals that a key host protein acts as a critical regulator of the virus's sleep-wake...
Related topics: Herpes, Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Proteins

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A New Class Of Drug To Treat Herpes Simplex Virus Infection

For patients with the herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV-1), there are just a handful of drugs available to treat the painful condition that can affect the eyes, mouth and genitals.If patients develop resistance to these drugs, there are even fewer choices...
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Designer Nanoparticles Destroy A Broad Array Of Viruses

An international group of researchers have designed new anti-viral nanoparticles that bind to a range of viruses, including herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and Dengue and Lentiviruses. Unlike other...
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Study Gives Rare Look At Genetics Of Hsv1 Transmission From Father To Son

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.
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This Ancient Primate May Be Responsible For Genital Herpes

If it weren't for an ancient bipedal primate that lived a few million years ago, humans probably would never have been infected with herpes simplex virus 2. 
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Genital Herpes Was Reintroduced To Humans By An Indirect Homo Sapiens Ancestor

The herpes simplex virus affects us modern humans in two forms — as cold sores (HSV1) and as the more insidious genital herpes (HSV2). But during the early stages of our evolution about 7 million years ago, the branch of hominids that eventually...
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Medical News Today: Can Hsv2 Be Transmitted Through Oral Sex? What You Need To Know

Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a form of herpes that can be sexually transmitted and causes lesions to form on the skin. Can HSV2 be transmitted orally?
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Hologic (holx) Gets Fda Clearance For Aptima Hsv 1 & 2 Test

Leading diagnostics player Hologic, Inc. HOLX recently received FDA approval for the commercial launch of the Aptima Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 & 2 molecular assay on the fully automated Panther system. The test can now be used to detect and...
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Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes And Zika Transmission

FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests. "The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial...
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Understanding Of Herpesvirus Infection Advanced By New Research

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. This poorly understood cycle has frustrated...
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