Virus and the brain

Image shows an electron micrograph of HHV-6 also includes a labeled insert of the mature virus particle.

HIDDEN HERPES VIRUS MAY PLAY ROLE IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND OTHER BRAIN DISORDERS

A new study in Scientific Reports concludes human herpesvirus 6 may impair the brain’s ability to repair itself in demylination diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. HHV-6 is the most common human herpes virus, with an estimated 80% of people being exposed to infection during childhood. Researchers found the virus produces a protein that can impair the ability of brain cells to repair damaged myelin. READ MORE…

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