Elephant herpesvirus: Researchers making a difference

Elephant herpesvirus: Researchers making a difference

Wild elephants continue to be at risk due to habitat depletion and illegal poaching for ivory. Unfortunately, there’s another problem as well, in the form of a virus called EEHV (elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus). Researchers are trying to understand EEHV in an attempt to save captive and wild elephants, and so far, it looks like it’s […]

Herpes to fight skin cancer?

Herpes to fight skin cancer?

Researchers have created a genetically modified herpes virus that shows great promise in the treatment of melanoma cells. It works by infecting the cells, destroying them, and then producing an immune response that helps the body fight skin cancer more effectively. Herpes…to combat cancer? Sounds crazy, but it’s actually working. This study involved 436 human […]