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Gene therapy approach reverses diabetic neuropathy in animal model, Pitt study finds
...he cells, the team designed vectors of inactivated herpes
simplex virus (HSV), which normally infects sensor..." noted Dr. Goss. "Most of us have been exposed to herpes
simplex virus and we need to be concerned that in a patient with wild type virus there is no possibi...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased after clindamycin use for common vaginal infection
...hown that women who have BV are more likely to get herpes
and other sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV." For the antibiotic-resistance study, investigators traced the frequency and median concentrations of vaginal microbes from women with BV before and after treatment with vaginal preparations of ...
International marine survey of coral death
...eave the terrestrial kind in the dust. A 1999-2000 herpes
epidemic in sardines spread along the Australian coast at approximately 10,000 kilometers a year, while a mid-1980s bacterial infection to long-spined urchins ripped through the Caribbean at 3,000 to 4,8000 kilometers a year. By comparison, birds in ...
HIV research project scoops innovation prize
... as possible treatments for other viruses, such as herpes
and hepatitis. "The compounds work by stopping the virus before it attaches itself to the cell and are a potential new form of treatment for HIV," said Dr Dobson. "In the first nine months of the research we have developed compounds 10 times stronger...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...man Trials New research suggests that a promising herpes
vaccine may be ready for testing in humans say res... vaccine. "In the aggregate, the burden of genital herpes
has made development of more effective prevention strategies a health priority," say the researchers...
Common virus becomes a new target for cancer treatment
...sitive for the Epstein Barr virus, a member of the herpes
family responsible for the "kissing disease" (mononucleosis) and commonly associated with this cancer's tumors. Patients were given intravenous doses of specialized T cells that specifically targeted antigens produced by the Epstein Barr virus. Devel...
Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection
...oth the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the herpes
simplex Virus. The study, presented at the 12th Co... predominant mode of HIV transmission, and genital herpes
plays a major role in the sexual spread of HIV. The researchers conducted a prospective, randomiz...
Licorice licks herpes virus infection
...ibiting the expression of Kaposi sarcomaassociated herpes
virus (KSHV) latent genes. KSHV is the virus that is associated with Kaposi sarcoma, a disease characterized by tumors in tissues below the surface of the skin, often found in patients with immunodeficiencies like HIV and AIDS. These investigators...
JCI table of contents March 1, 2005
EDITOR PICK Licorice licks herpes
virus infection Many of the viruses that infect p...ibiting the expression of Kaposi sarcomaassociated herpes
virus (KSHV) latent genes. KSHV is the virus that is associated with Kaposi sarcoma, a disease char...
Highlights of chemical society national meeting in San Diego, March 13-17
..., and novel gene therapy vectors that employ the herpes
simplex virus to help fight chronic pain and brain cancer are among the new research topics addressed at the 229 th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in San Diego, March 13-17. The meeting, whi...
Social stress boosts immune system's flu-fighting abilities
...s shown that social stress can reactivate a latent herpes
simplex virus type I in mice. HSV-1 causes cold sores around the mouth, and lesions on the face and genitals in humans. "Social stress isn't necessarily a great thing," Padgett said. "But there must be some kind of adaptive advantage for this respons...
Viruses may one day help treat brain tumors
...nced disease. The study used a genetically altered herpes
simplex virus that infects and reproduces only in ...w. The study began with a laboratory version of a herpes
virus that was missing several genes. The virus could infect only malignant glioma cells, but once i...
Turning viruses into allies against cancer
... of the virus that causes measles and another, the herpes
simplex virus, responsible for those lip blisters ...d of a Variety of Tumors: Abstract 5292 A modified herpes
simplex virus, built with a potent immune stimulant to thwart the spread of cancer cells, is being t...
Yale scientist studying virus infections named Burroughs Wellcome Investigator
...y of viruses that cause disease, including genital herpes
and respiratory influenza infection. With this award, Iwasaki will identify the molecules that these cells use to alert the antigen presenting cells during viral infection in distinct mucosal tissues, the genital tract and the lung. "We hope that o...
Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus
... -- Following the recent deadly outbreak of equine herpes
virus at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Der...), appear to be more effective in preventing horse herpes
than other more widely used vaccines. "It's important that people know that the MLV has been in use...
Scientists use gene transfer technology and common virus to block neuropathic pain
...secret to their success is based on a virus called herpes
simplex or HSV the same virus that causes cold so...uccessful use of gene transfer technology, using a herpes
viral vector, to treat peripheral neuropathic pain in animals. Based on their success in related stu...
When it comes to cell entry, being average has its advantages
...ticle until it is completely engulfed. This is how herpes
and influenza viruses get inside cells. The process is believed usually to involve clathrin, a protein that coats the invader to aid in the Velcro-like fastening. Yet scientists have shown that flu viruses can invade cells even without a clathrin coa...
42 biomedical scientists worldwide named HHMI international research scholars
...search on the potentially fatal condition known as herpes
simplex encephalitis, which, for an unknown reason, develops from herpes
simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) in a small percentage of infected children. His search for a candidate gene ...
'Achilles' heel' of the herpes virus possibly found
...l now, scientists haven't fully understood how the herpes
simplex virus (HSV) manages to do all of this. And...t. An estimated 45 million Americans have genital herpes
and millions more have the more visible oral variety. Once someone is infected, they're infected for...
Researcher uncovers details of how cancer spreads
...cancers have been linked to viruses, including the herpes
virus and its association with cervical cancer. "Critics of this work will ask why v-Src has not been found in human cancer," said Guan. "But there are many examples of studies and ideas that come out of work like this that stimulate related researc...
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