Cow mucus lubricant proves highly effective against HIV and herpes

The results were reported in the scientific journal, Advanced Science. AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, remains a significant global epidemic, and adolescent girls and young women are twice as likely as men to contract HIV as their male counterparts according to UNAIDS. Hongji Yan, a biomaterials researcher at KTH, says the promising results raise hope […]

Varicella and herpes viruses may interact to trigger Alzheimer’s

A study that appears in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. from researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts reports that a combination of very common viruses may be a leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles may activate a dormant herpes virus strongly associated in its active state with AD. […]

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