Two herpes simplex viruses infect primates from unknown evolutionary depths. In modern humans these viruses manifest as cold sores (HSV1) and genital herpes (HSV2).
Oct 02, 2017 in Archaeology & Fossils
How herpesvirus invades nervous system: Viral protein hijacks cellular machinery and grabs the wheel
Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a component of the herpesvirus that "hijacks" machinery inside human cells, allowing the virus to rapidly and successfully invade the nervous system upon initial exposure.
Mar 28, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology