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Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Biohacker Aaron Traywick Found Dead in DC Float Spa
Biohacker Aaron Traywick Found Dead in DC Float Spa
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
The CEO of a biomedical startup had made headlines this year when he injected himself with an untested herpes vaccine in front of an audience.
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 15, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live
Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live
Shawna Williams | Feb 5, 2018
The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine.
Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses
Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Some viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.
Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List
Five Oncoviruses Debut On NIH Carcinogen List
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 7, 2016
Seven newly evaluated substances, including five oncoviruses, have been added to the US National Institutes of Health’s 14th Report on Carcinogens.
CRISPR Combats Herpes
CRISPR Combats Herpes
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 5, 2016
Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.
FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer
FDA OKs Herpesvirus to Treat Cancer
Jef Akst | Oct 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.
Herpes Vax Shows Promise
Herpes Vax Shows Promise
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2015
A vaccine candidate against herpes simplex virus type 2 provides complete protection against infection in mice, with no evidence of latent virus.