Urine, blood, and saliva samples taken from astronauts show immune cells that eliminate and suppress viruses are less effective during spaceflight and even 60 days after that. Stress hormones also increase during spaceflight.
Space March 17, 2019
Experts believe that the population of Rhesus Macaques in Florida could double by the year 2022. Twenty-five percent of them are actually carriers of a potentially deadly herpes virus.
Public Health January 5, 2019
A study published last month showed a link between herpes and dementia. Now, two professors have further analyzed other studies that show similar findings, and they suggest that Alzheimer’s could one day be prevented via antiviral treatment.
Medicine July 17, 2018
Aaron Traywick, who was the CEO of biohacking company Ascendance Biomedical, died at the age of 28. Traywick was found facedown in a flotation tank at a spa in Washington, D.C.
Medicine May 1, 2018
Monkeys in Florida may possibly infect humans with herpes B, which is a possibly fatal virus. While state officials determine their best course of action, people who come across the monkeys are advised to stay away.
Public Health January 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Zoo was forced to euthanize its entire herd of Nubian ibex, made up of seven goats, last month. Authorities said that the decision was made to protect all the other animals in the zoo.
Animals December 22, 2017
Can you get infected with viruses when you try on lipstick and makeup samples? A woman sues Sephora claiming she contracted herpes from a lipstick sample at one of their stores.
Public Health October 31, 2017
This kiss, this kiss! Researchers found a link between unexplained infertility in women and a herpes virus called HHV-6A, which is known to be transmissible by kissing.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2016
Invasive carp in Australia are being targeted by the government there, attacking the fish with herpes. Is introducing that virus in wild waterways really safe?
Earth/Environment May 3, 2016
Neanderthals may have suffered from herpes brought by ancient humans who migrated from Africa. Researchers say this and other infectious diseases may have contributed to the demise of the species.
Life April 13, 2016
A teenage wrestler in California said he contracted herpes gladiatorum or mat herpes during a high school tournament. The high school senior is urging other wrestlers he's faced not to participate in the state championship this weekend in Bakersfield.
Life March 4, 2016
NASA initiated a study to understand how herpes viruses behave in outer space. Physical, emotional and psychological stresses associated with spaceflight may weaken the immune system and cause the virus to reactivate.
Space January 30, 2016
Survival rates of prostate cancer patients treated with suicide gene therapy were found to be five to 20 percent better. The therapy involves modifying the prostate cancer cells to trigger the body's immune system to attack them.
Life December 13, 2015
WHO reported that roughly 3.7 billion people, aged 0 to 49 years old, have herpes. The development of HSV-1 and HSV-2 vaccines becomes a global concern.
Life October 30, 2015
The FDA has approved use of the finger-prick blood test kit for herpes developed by startup company Theranos. Despite criticism, the company founder said the decision of the FDA validates Theranos' commitment to providing affordable and high-quality products.
Life July 4, 2015
A new smart condom designed by student inventors in the United Kingdom warns users about a potential risk for sexually transmitted disease by changing its color depending on the kind of infection.
Life June 24, 2015
Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research and the NHS Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom have developed a new procedure that makes use of the genetically modified herpes virus to treat patients with advanced melanoma.
Life May 27, 2015
Two studies suggest an association between having antibodies to herpes simplex virus and increased risks for developing Alzheimer's disease. Over 90 percent of the population carries antibodies to herpes infection.
Life October 27, 2014
Individuals with elevated risks for HIV infection also reduce their risks for genital herpes if they use Truvada or the drug tenofovir alone, findings of a new study suggest.
Life July 3, 2014
A research team claims Truvada, used to treat HIV infection, has the additional benefit of warding off the herpes 2 virus. It lowers risk significantly, states the report.
Life July 2, 2014