New Class of Drug Shows Promise in the Treatment of Herpes

Genital herpes, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, remains incurable. But now, newly published findings suggest one of the most promising experimental herpes- treatments in decades can significantly reduce the virus' ability to replicate and spread, and do so without the side-effects of current… » 1/16/14 2:20pm 1/16/14 2:20pm

Geneticists Use Herpes to Confirm Ancient Human Migration Routes

Who needs archaeological evidence when you can study the spread of cold sores? By analyzing the full genetic code of the all-too-familiar HSV-1 herpes virus, biologists have confirmed a long held theory of ancient human migration routes, namely the “out-of-Africa” hypothesis. » 10/22/13 8:00am 10/22/13 8:00am