UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma
... the most prevalent viral families, including eight human viruses that cause a variety of devastating illnesses, the researchers said. Those include mononucleosis
(Epstein-Barr virus), shingles (Varicella zoster virus), genital herpes (herpes simplex), retinitis (cytomegalovirus) and cancer (Kaposi's sarcoma). ...
Common blood test can help distinguish between mononucleosis and tonsillitis
... between the similar conditions infectious mononucleosis
and bacterial tonsillitis, potentially guiding ... (inflammation of the tonsils) and infectious mononucleosis
(caused by the Epstein-Barr virus) are both ... distinguishing between them requires an expensive mononucleosis
Dennis M. Wolf, B.Sc., ...
Synthetic peptide targets latent papilloma virus infections
... researchers used to block HPV spread might also prove useful against other infectious viruses, such as the related Epstein-Barr virus, the cause of mononucleosis
and an aggressive form of lymphocytic leukemia called Burkitt's leukemia, and the Kaposi's sarcoma virus, which can develop to cancer in those with ...
Epstein-Barr virus might kick-start multiple sclerosis
... found that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) carry a population of immune cells that overreact to Epstein-Barr virus. The virus, which causes mononucleosis
and may contribute to some cancers, has long been suspected to play a role in MS. However, the mechanism linking the virus to the disease was poorly ...
Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined
... of the herpes virus family, which includes the herpes simplex viruses, the viruses that cause chicken pox (varicella-zoster virus), and infectious mononucleosis
(Epstein-Barr virus.) Infectious transmission is via body fluids. ...
Waking a sleeping virus
... as the switch which turns the cell into a factory to manufacture thousands of copies of the virus."
One result is the disease infectious mononucleosis
?called the "kissing disease" because EBV is transmitted in saliva ?whose symptoms resemble that of a cold. But in rare cases activation of the virus ...