Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On Wednesday, a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School reported in the journal Neuron the latest bit of evidence suggesting herpesviruses can spark the cascade of events that leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal form of dementia that afflicts at least 5 million Americans. Read More >>

You’ve Never Seen Herpes Like This Before

Herpes is decidedly not amazing. But a new view of its molecular structure might make you say “wow.” Read More >>

Australia Will Fight its Pesky Fish Population With £7m Worth of Herpes 

Australia has a carp problem. According to Barnaby Joyce, the country’s minister for agriculture and water resources, managing the fish — also known as “Australia’s worst freshwater aquatic pest” — costs the equivalent of £260 million per year. Read More >>

Herpes-Based Drug Shown to Successfully Treat Aggressive Skin Cancer

A new drug based on a genetically modified herpes virus has been used to successfully treat patients with aggressive cases of skin cancer — and it’s hoped it could be used to treat other forms of cancer, too. Read More >>