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2014-05-19 23:12:15

There is “an increased frequency of latent EBV-infected B cells in MS,” according to a study published in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica on March 31, 2014 (1). polyDNA reviews the study and recommends that patients with MS talk to their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). One recent study found that “Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have elevated antibodies...

2013-07-21 23:01:14

Large families and smoking have an independent impact on EBV infection that is not accounted for by other sociodemographic factors, according to a new study published in PLoS One in May, 2013. (1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR to help prevent the kissing disease in these populations. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 A new study has shown that people living in large households or in families with smokers are at a significantly higher risk of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection. EBV is...

2012-03-12 14:51:11

More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus. Best known for causing mononucleosis, or "the kissing disease," the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin's, non-Hodgkin's and Burkitt's lymphomas. Yet little is known about exactly how EBV triggers these diseases. Now a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Penn's Perelman School of Medicine has the first evidence that an...

2012-01-05 14:36:20

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London shows how a particular virus tricks the immune system into triggering inflammation and nerve cell damage in the brain, which is known to cause MS. Previous research has suggested a link between the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and multiple sclerosis but the research has remained controversial since scientists have so far failed to substantiate the link. The new study proves the virus is involved in a manner more sophisticated...

2011-11-02 21:56:47

Vaccine could prevent mononucleosis and cancers linked to virus Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects nine out of ten people worldwide at some point during their lifetimes. Infections in early childhood often cause no disease symptoms, but people infected during adolescence or young adulthood may develop infectious mononucleosis, a disease characterized by swollen lymph nodes, fever and severe fatigue. EBV also is associated with several kinds of cancer, including Hodgkin lymphoma and stomach...

2011-05-17 13:37:03

At present, while there is no cause known for this condition, patients with MS seem to have genetic vulnerability to certain environmental factors that could trigger this condition, such as the Epstein-Barr virus. Scientists at the University of Granada have found a relation between the Epstein-Barr virus "“which belongs to the herpesviruses family"“and the development of this condition The Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus "“belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes...

2010-12-20 08:14:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infects 90% of people at some point in their lives - and most will never know it.  However, HIV patients, receivers of organ transplants, and others with immune system problems may not be so lucky. EBV puts such people at a greater risk of cancer, and scientists are just discovering why. Duke Cancer Institute researchers recently found a pathway used by infected cells to fight EBV infection, and may be able to use this discovery to better...

2010-12-15 16:01:21

About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in their lives with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), usually with no ill effects. But individuals with compromised immune systems, such as people with organ transplants or HIV infection, have a greater risk of cancer occurring because of this virus. Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have discovered a pathway that infected cells use to root out EBV infections, a finding that has implications for understanding the human response to...

2010-11-09 11:24:19

A new discovery by UNC scientists describes how cells infected by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produce small vesicles or sacs called exosomes, changing their cellular "cargo" of proteins and RNA. This altered exosome enters cells and can change the growth of recipient cells from benign to cancer-producing. In this way, virus-infected cells can have wide-ranging effects and potentially manipulate other cells throughout the body. The findings are reported in the November 8, 2010 early online...

2010-08-11 07:07:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has initiated the Company's Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating its proprietary HQK-1004 therapy for the treatment of lymphomas and related cancers associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. These EBV-related cancers have poor prognoses and short patient survival. Currently available cancer therapies are typically much less effective in patients with EBV-related lymphoid malignancies than in patients...


Latest Epstein–Barr virus infection Reference Libraries

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2011-01-05 16:22:07

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), or human herpesvirus 4, is part of the herpes family and causes cancer. It is one of the most common viruses in humans and is correlated to the pathogenesis of multiple autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, dermatomyositis, and multiple sclerosis. It can also cause several lymphoproliferative disorders and cancers. Most people gain adaptive immunity after being infected by EBV. In the US half of all five-year-olds and 90-95% of...

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