Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Could herpes virus help cause alzheimer's?

(HealthDay)—There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viruses under the microscope

Human herpesviruses such as HHV-6 can remain dormant in cells for many years without being noticed. When reactivated, they can cause serious clinical conditions. Researchers from Würzburg have now found a way of differentiating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists find a new way to attack herpesviruses

Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it's evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family has found a way to bypass the body's defense mechanisms that usually guards against ...

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Herpes virus

In colloquial use, herpes virus refers to the herpes simplex virus, particularly when transmitted sexually.

In scientific use, herpesvirus (without the space) refers to a virus of the taxonomic family herpesviridae.

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