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Chimera viruses can help the fight against lymphomas
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpes virus infection in mice models of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of New Shingles Vaccine (FREE)
By the Editors An FDA advisory panel voted 11-0 on Wednesday in favor of approving the Shingrix herpes zoster vaccine for adults … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

US FDA advisory committee votes for GSK ’s Shingrix to prevent shingles
The US Food and Drug Administration ’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) has voted unanimously for GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Shingrix (HZ/su) to prevent herpes zoster (shingles) in adults of 50 years of age and a… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Votes Unanimously for Shingrix (HZ/su) in the US for Prevention of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in Adults Ages 50 and Over
London UK 13 September 2017 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously that the data support the... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lexington biotech Agenus files patent for herpes vaccine
A Lexington biotech working on a vaccine for shingles is also exploring a vaccine for herpes. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Adding modified herpes virus to immunotherapy shows promise for treating advanced melanoma
FINDINGSIn a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by Dr. Antoni Ribas found that the treatment ’s side effects were manageable, and comparable to side effects for people who took either pembrolizumab or T-VEC as a standalone treatment.BACKGROUNDUCLA scientists are testing the combination of pembrolizumab (marketed as Keytruda) and T-VEC (marketed as Imlygic) as a treatment option for people with advanced melanoma tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients St. Kitts Launches Probe of Herpes Vaccine Tests on US Patients
After a Kaiser Health News report on an offshore herpes vaccine trial that skirted FDA regulations, St. Kitts and Nevis officials claim they had no knowledge of the testing. An investigation is underway.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be at higher risk from STIs from oral sex
STIs in pregnancy can cause serious problems for a baby. Genital herpes in third trimester means there's a 50% chance baby will get it, says nurse and author Terri Warren from Portland, Oregon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients
The vaccine research sparked controversy because the lead investigator conducted the trial without FDA or institutional review board oversight. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Kitts Launches Probe Of Herpes Vaccine Tests On U.S. Patients
The vaccine research sparked controversy because the lead investigator conducted the trial without FDA or institutional review board oversight. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Herpes Zoster Vaccine Close to FDA Approval
A new recombinant adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine awaiting potential approval from the Food and Drug Administration has been shown to have close to 90% efficacy at 4 years among research participants older than 70 and even those older than 80. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

NIAID herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) NIAID scientists studying herpes simplex virus infection have unexpectedly found that inhibiting a cellular enzyme complex, EZH2/1, suppresses viral infection. The researchers then demonstrated that EZH2/1 inhibitors also enhanced the cellular antiviral response in cultured cells and mice. They then showed that EZH2/1 inhibitors suppressed HSV infection, spread, and reactivation in mice and, in cell culture, suppressed human cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, and Zika virus infections. They suggest that EZH2/1 inhibitors have considerable potential as broad-spectrum ant...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You can never know who gave you herpes
Usher has been accused of knowingly transmitting herpes to two women and one man without disclosing that he had the disease before they had sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent mother-of-two develops vulval cancer
Clare Baumhauer, 44, from Erith, Kent, had itchy genitals since she was a teenager - but was told it was just thrush, herpes or cystitis. She was shocked to find out she had vulval cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USFDA gives final nod to Glenmark Pharma for anti-herpes drug
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, USA, has been granted final approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Acyclovir Ointment USP. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss? Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?
An Iowa couple say viral meningitis was most likely given to the baby girl by someone infected with the herpes simplex virus type 1, most commonly associated with cold sores.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

STING is an essential mediator of the Ku70-mediated production of IFN-{lambda}1 in response to exogenous DNA
We previously identified Ku70, a subunit of a DNA repair protein complex, as a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the production of interferon-1 (IFN-1) by human primary cells and cell lines. IFN-1 is a type III IFN and has similar antiviral activity to that of the type I IFNs (IFN-α and IFN-β). We observed that human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells, which are deficient in the innate immune adaptor protein STING (stimulator of IFN genes), did not produce IFN-1 in response to DNA unless they were reconstituted with STING. Conversely, parental HEK 293 cells produced IFN-1 after they were exposed to exogenous DNA;...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sui, H., Zhou, M., Imamichi, H., Jiao, X., Sherman, B. T., Lane, H. C., Imamichi, T. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Analysis: Critically endangered gorillas can contract mono-like virus
Researchers say a herpes virus similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that infects people has been found in mountain gorillas. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Gorilla Cousins Harbor Mono-Like Virus, Too
FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 -- Researchers say a herpes virus similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that infects people has been found in mountain gorillas. The discovery may assist in the conservation of critically endangered mountain gorillas, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mountain gorillas have herpes virus similar to that found in humans
(University of California - Davis) Scientists from the University of California, Davis, have detected a herpes virus in wild mountain gorillas that is very similar to the Epstein-Barr virus in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Analysis Strengthens Herpes Zoster Link With Stroke, MI Analysis Strengthens Herpes Zoster Link With Stroke, MI
More research is needed to elucidate the effect of antiviral-agent use or vaccination on cardiovascular outcomes after herpes zoster infection, the authors said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Researchers at UIC identify master molecule behind corneal inflammation
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified an enzyme present in the cornea that becomes dramatically upregulated and triggers inflammation during and even after a herpes virus infection has cleared. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hidden Herpes Virus May Play Key Role in MS, Other Brain Disorders
The ubiquitous human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) may play a critical role in impeding the brain ’s ability to repair itself in diseases like multiple sclerosis. The findings, which appear in the journal Scientific Reports, may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with the disease experience. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Dartmouth Researchers Find that Mothers ’ Antibodies Against HSV-1 Can Protect Their Infants from the Virus
A team of Dartmouth researchers has found that mothers who have developed antibodies against the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) can pass these antibodies to the nervous systems of their infants, protecting them from acquiring the virus. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 6, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News David Leib Features Home-feature HSV-1 infant health infectious diseases pediatrics research virus Source Type: news

Shingles Tied to Higher Risk for CV Events (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Herpes zoster infection is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, suggests a study in the Journal of the American … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Aethlon looks fast-track FDA nod for Hemopurifier blood filter through EAP
Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it is submitting an expedited access pathway application to the FDA seeking a breakthrough technology designation for its hemopurifier. Aethlon’s Hemopurifier device is a single-use, disposable cartridge designed to target and filter out viruses or tumor-secreted exosomes. Blood flows through the cartridge into nearly 3,000 hollow fibers with pores 250 nanometers in diameter. A pressure deferential in the 1st third of the fiber pushes particles below 250 nanometers through the pores into a space between the fibers and the cartridge. The San Diego, Calif.-based com...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Regulatory/Compliance Aethlon Medical Inc. Source Type: news

What are trends in emergency department utilization, costs for shingles?
(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published by JAMA Dermatology uses a nationwide database of emergency department (ED) visits to examine herpes zoster (HZ, shingles)-related ED utilization and costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hologic Announces FDA Clearance of Aptima(R) Assay to Detect Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2
Aptima HSV 1 & 2 Assay Now Available Alongside Women's Health, Virology Menu on the Fully Automated Panther System MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has ... Diagnostics, FDA Hologic, Aptima, Herpes Simplex Virus, Panther (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs
A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study: Glutamine suppresses herpes in mice and guinea pigs
Results suggest possible new treatment approach. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms -surprising treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer
SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cancer symptoms - unexpected treatment could cure patients and help YOU live longer
SKIN cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world - and now experts believe a drug which is a modified form of the herpes virus could treat the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
Healthy'bugs'might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 10, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Virus
Healthy 'bugs' might alter how the viruses work, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Bacteria May Affect Herpes and Zika Transmission
FRIDAY, June 9, 2017 -- Vaginal bacteria may affect the sexually transmitted Zika virus and herpes simplex virus-2, possibly helping to protect women from these infections, a new study suggests. " The human vagina has a wide array of bacterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Potential Role of Polymerase Chain Reaction in Diagnosis of Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: Is Viral Culture Outdated?
Even in the era of effective antiviral therapy, neonatal herpes simplex viral infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in newborns. Prompt diagnosis is the cornerstone of treatment of these infants. Outside and inside the neonatal clinical practice, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is replacing culture as a method of facilitating a speedy diagnosis of herpes simplex virus infection. New pediatric guidelines call for testing of high-risk asymptomatic infants, and thus, many more surface cultures and PCRs are being performed. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - June 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicole L. Samies, Swathi M. Gowtham Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Herpetic whitlow: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Herpetic whitlow is a rare but painful infection which occurs on the fingers and is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eczema herpeticum: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
What is eczema, what is the herpes simplex virus, and what is eczema herpeticum? Learn about the treatments available and how it may be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Early Symptoms of Genital Herpes
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores
-- Cold sores are small blisters, triggered a herpes virus, that mostly form on the mouth. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with them: Apply an over-the-counter antiviral cold-sore medication that contains docosanol or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compound in turmeric found to suppress viruses, including hepatitis, herpes, chikungunya, influenza-A, HIV and HPV
(Natural News) The turmeric compound curcumin was found to effectively suppress a large number of viruses, recent studies showed. The compound was previously known to defer cancer growth, resolve Lichen Panus, reduce type-2 diabetes and prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia onset. However, a new article published in GreenMedInfo.com listed several other studies indicating that the compound was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First study of Oncolytic HSV-1 in children & young adults with cancer indicates safety, tolerability
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) HSV1716 -- an oncolytic herpes simplex virus-1 -- has been studied in adults via injection into the brain and superficial tumors. Now, a team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have completed the first phase 1 trial of the virus in the pediatric population, published online in Clinical Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

I Got Shingles As A Healthy 34-Year-Old, And It Was The Worst Pain I've Ever Felt
By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d started after moving to New York State’s Catskill Mountains region a few months earlier. I’d been feeling a bit under the weather, and I hoped the fresh autumn air would do me good. It didn’t. Later that night, I had chills and my skin felt strangely sensitive, like when you’re coming down with the flu. On top of that, it felt like I had pulled a muscle in my back or chest; when I breathed or stretched certain ways, I’d get shooting pains across my body. I blamed...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elephant herpes: Super-shedders endanger young animals
Elephants have species-specific herpesviruses, which frequently lead to death, especially in the young. Researchers have traced the infection transmission route of different elephant calves, recognizing the following in the process: some animals do not shed the virus or shed it only rarely, while other do so frequently. In the process, these super-shedders and their offspring are only mildly affected by the virus, but endanger the juveniles of non-shedders in particular. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elephant herpes: Super-shedders endanger young animals
(University of Zurich) Elephants have species-specific herpesviruses, which frequently lead to death, especially in the young. Researchers at the University of Zurich have traced the infection transmission route of different elephant calves, recognizing the following in the process: Some animals do not shed the virus or shed it only rarely, while other do so frequently. In the process, these super-shedders and their offspring are only mildly affected by the virus, but endanger the juveniles of non-shedders in particular. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Case 2: Herpes Simplex Virus Infection in a Preterm Infant and Complications
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kojima, K., Schein, R., Karna, P. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Why is herpes simplex virus disease risk so much greater for newborns?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Interferon is a crucial component of the human immune system's response to infection by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but how important a role it plays in determining the severity of disease and explaining why newborns are so much more susceptible to HSV-1 infection than adults remains unclear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Herpes Viral Infections of the Eye
Title: Herpes Viral Infections of the EyeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - April 27, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

5 STI Myths That Just Won't Die
For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Nobody wants to hear it, but it’s true: sexually transmitted infections are incredibly common, and even the most careful among us can contract them. Culturally we are trying to talk about the realities of STIs more often, but there are still a lot of misconceptions out there. If you’ve heard one of these myths repeated, we’re declaring once and for all: It’s not true. 1. If you had one, you would know. Half the human population gets an STI at some point in their life, and a lot of them don’t know it. “STIs can fly beneath the radar for months or even year...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news