Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Herpes cure with gene editing makes progress in laboratory studies

Researchers at Fred Hutch Cancer Center have found in pre-clinical studies that an experimental gene therapy for genital and oral herpes removed 90% or more of the infection and suppressed how much virus can be released from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How herpes hijacks a ride into cells

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered how herpes viruses hijack cellular transport processes to infiltrate the nervous system, as described in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exploring why viruses cause lesions and rashes

Early in 2024, reports of a fatal case of Alaskapox were circulating in the news. A little-known virus with few cases to its name, Alaskapox virus triggers the eruption of 1 or more skin lesions on the body, among other symptoms. ...

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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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