herpes simplex virus

Just four out of ten patients know they have genital herpes


April 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A study has found that just four out of ten patients with genital herpes actually knew that they had the disorder.The study, from the University of Gothenburg, ... Read more...

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Study associates herpes to Alzheimer’s disease


April 5th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells has been developed by laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown ... Read more...

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Circumcision Lowers Chances Of HPV Risk In Women, Study Says


January 9th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study carried out by American researchers in Uganda has revealed that males who have undergone circumcision have more chances of protecting their female partners against ... Read more...

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Now, try a dose of blue light to drive the blues away!


December 8th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have reversed the effects of stress-induced depression in mice using a new technique.Herbert Covington at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues used optogenetics in which ... Read more...

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Could Botox get rid of cold sores?


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Wrinkle-busting treatment Botox is being used to prevent cold sores.These are caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus around the mouth.The initial infection may cause no ... Read more...

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Munching on almonds can stave off infections


November 1st, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Eating almonds regularly can help you stave off viral infections like the common cold and flu. A new study has revealed that naturally occurring chemicals found in ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel herpes virus protein structure


July 27th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to ... Read more...

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Herpes vaccine edges closer to reality


June 16th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) With an aim to developing vaccines for Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) that causes serious brain disease and infections in newborns, scientists are researching on how immune cells behave ... Read more...

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Cold sore virus likely to cause brain abnormalities


June 1st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Exposure to the common virus that causes cold sores may be partly responsible for a shrinking brain and loss of concentration skills and memory --symptomatic of schizophrenic patients. "We're ... Read more...

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Cold sore virus could lead to schizophrenia symptoms


May 29th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Cold sore virus could lead to cognitive symptoms characteristic to schizophrenia patients, research led by Johns Hopkins scientists has found.Dr. David J. Schretlen and colleagues found that exposure ... Read more...

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Herpes drug ‘can delay’ HIV progression


February 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): A common treatment for herpes can also slow progression of the AIDS virus among co-infected patients, say US researchers.Most people infected with HIV are also coincidentally infected with ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to treatment for genital herpes infection


January 23rd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists from University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle have made a novel discovery that may help develop comprehensive treatment for infection by ... Read more...

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Herpes med does not cut HIV transmission risk


January 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment taken twice daily to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission ... Read more...

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Heart transplant patients ‘at increased risk for multiple skin cancers’


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Many heart transplant patients have elevated risk for developing multiple skin cancers, according to a new study.Jerry D. Brewer, of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues reviewed the ... Read more...

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Exposure to several common infections over time linked to stroke risk


November 10th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has shown that cumulative exposure to five common infection-causing pathogens is linked to an increased risk of stroke.Known risk factors for stroke include high ... Read more...

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Kissing ‘poses herpes risk’


August 17th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 17 (ANI): The next time you kiss your partner, keep this health warning in mind - the symbol of affection is a major transmitter of herpes.While kissing 'demonstrates love and ... Read more...

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Why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 3 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have made some findings that can explain why an infection that causes genital herpes increases a person's risk of developing HIV infection, even after ... Read more...

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Condoms use linked to reduced risk of contracting herpes simplex virus 2


July 14th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Condoms use is associated with moderate protection against herpes simplex virus 2, according to a study.Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital herpes, a chronic, life-long, viral ... Read more...

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Herpes drug does not cut HIV transmission risk


May 9th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): An international clinical trial has shown that a widely used drug for herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people ... Read more...

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Immune cell could improve treatment of viral skin infection


April 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) The local action of immune cells in the skin could improve treatment of viral infections, according to a recent discovery. A new study identifies previously unrecognised first-line defence ... Read more...

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Male circumcision ‘cuts risk of common STDs, but not syphilis’


March 26th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Circumcision not only protects heterosexual men from HIV, but it also helps prevent two other sexually transmitted infections - herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the cause of ... Read more...

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Body tattoos becoming popular in Rawalpindi, Islamabad


March 2nd, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 2 (ANI): Body tattoos are increasingly becoming popular in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.The emergence of tattoo culture has brought with it several new artists who have technical and fine arts ... Read more...

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Researchers developing gene targeting therapy to combat herpes


February 4th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A new gene targeting therapy is being developed by researchers to combat herpes simplex virus.The approach uses a specially designed RNA enzyme to inhibit strains of the herpes ... Read more...

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Early childhood stress leads to long-term health problems


January 27th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Early childhood stress can have lifelong impact on kids'' health, according to a new study. The researchers found that adolescents who as youngsters have experienced either physical abuse ... Read more...

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Existing antiviral drugs may help treat Alzheimers disease


December 6th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 6 (ANI): Alzheimers disease can be treated with existing drugs, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the University of Manchester, the study suggests that the virus ... Read more...

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Scientists find a way of ending cold sores


July 5th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Scientists may have figured out a way to kill the virus that causes the most persistent cold sores - painful, unsightly blemishes around the mouth. These are caused ... Read more...

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Scientists find herpes virus Achilles Heel


July 3rd, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): A virologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, says that it is possible to bring herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) out of its hiding place inside the ... Read more...

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Specialized white blood cells direct first responders to viral infection


April 25th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Recent studies at University of Washington (UW) have suggested that specialized types of white blood cells, a category called regulatory T cells might put a halt to ... Read more...

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Protein that inhibits Ebola from infecting neighbouring cells identified


March 5th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have found a protein, known as ISG15, that inhibits the Ebola virus from budding - the process by ... Read more...

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Genetic link to human herpes susceptibility identified


January 29th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Jan 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah have found that people prone to herpes simplex virus (HSV) outbreaks are most likely to inherit the susceptibility through their genes.The ... Read more...

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Indian scientist sheds light on cancer cure


November 28th, 2007 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 28(ANI): Balveen Kaur, an Indian scientist has led a new research revealing that by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tumor the cancer-killing virus is given more time ... Read more...

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Suppressing herpes virus may decrease infectiousness of HIV


November 16th, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study conducted on men co-infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV has revealed that suppressing may decrease infectiousness of HIV.This happens because HSV ... Read more...

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Herpes simplex virus linked to Alzheimer’s disease


November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin
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