Medical research

Purging a virus from organ transplants

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is an extremely common virus, which as other members of the herpes virus family causes life-long infections in humans. Most individuals are exposed to HCMV during childhood, yet symptoms can be ...

Medical research

Cytomegalovirus hijacks human enzyme for replication

More than 60 percent of the world's population is infected with a type of herpes virus called human cytomegalovirus. The virus replicates by commandeering the host cell's metabolism but the details of this maneuver are unclear.

HIV & AIDS

Novel vaccine approach to human cytomegalovirus found effective

An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system, proved safe and more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

human cytomegalovirus: Silent killer

Many of us are infected with a virus we'll never clear. While we're healthy, it's nothing to worry about, but when our immune system is suppressed it could kill. To catch the herpes virus human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) you ...

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