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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘herpes’

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial Begins

With the HPV vaccine a success for preventing cervical cancer, doctors are now turning to the treatment of an even more common sexually transmitted infection – herpes. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week announced that it is sponsoring a clinical trial of a genital herpes vaccine. The trial will be led by the National Institute of Allergy …

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Study Confirms Humans Came From Africa Using… Herpes

Scientists have debated, since such discussions were made permissible, the origins of the human species: did we come from Asia? Africa? Maybe even the Middle East? Until very recently, many of these theories had equal merit. However, a study of the complete genetic code of the herpes simplex virus type one (HSV-1), notorious for its oral cold sores, has confirmed …

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Florida Monkeys Threaten Residents With Herpes

A large group of Rhesus monkeys from a small island near Silver River are now posing a health threat to Floridians, wildlife experts say. The monkeys–which were first brought to the area by tour guide Colonel Tooey in the 1930’s–have had a population boom over the years and eventually learned to swim, and now hundreds of them are infected with …

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