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CRISPR Combats Herpes

By | July 5, 2016

Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.


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FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer

By | October 28, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of an engineered herpesvirus for the treatment of melanoma marks the first oncolytic virus to enter the market.


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Herpes Vax Shows Promise

By | March 12, 2015

A vaccine candidate against herpes simplex virus type 2 provides complete protection against infection in mice, with no evidence of latent virus.

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Have Herpes, Will Travel

By | April 1, 2014

Insight into the geographical clustering of a viral genome comes from an unexpected source.


image: Virus Latency Causes Cattle Disease?

Virus Latency Causes Cattle Disease?

By | April 29, 2013

Researchers identify a herpesvirus gene persisting in the cells of calves suffering from malignant catarrhal disease.


image: Natural STD Protection for Women?

Natural STD Protection for Women?

By | February 28, 2013

An interferon found in the female reproductive tract may help guard against sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes.

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Neuron Preservers

By | January 1, 2013

Unlike epithelial cells, neurons respond to herpes infection through autophagy, rather than by releasing inflammatory factors.


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Exit Strategy

By | November 1, 2012

Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.


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Zoo Virus Swap

By | August 17, 2012

A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.


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