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  • Herpes virus decoded using new methods

    The genome of the herpes simplex virus 1 was decoded using new methods. Hundreds of previously unknown gene products were found. The virus causes lip herpes, but can also be life-threatening. Until now, scientists had assumed that there are about 80 so-called open reading frames (ORFs) in the genome more

  • Unique new antiviral treatment made using sugar

    New antiviral materials made from sugar have been developed to destroy viruses on contact and may help in the fight against viral outbreaks. This new development from a collaborative team of international scientists shows promise for the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sore virus), respiratory syn more

  • Neanderthals may have been infected by diseases carried out of Africa by humans

    A new study suggests that Neanderthals across Europe may well have been infected with diseases carried out of Africa by waves of anatomically modern humans, or Homo sapiens. As both were species of hominin, it would have been easier for pathogens to jump populations, say researchers. This might have more

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Herpes simplex virus

Herpes simplex virus :This article is about the virus. For information about the disease, see Herpes simplex . Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are two strains of the herpes virus family, Herpesviridae , which cause extremely pa ... more


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