New herpes treatment could help where other drugs fail

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  1. New herpes treatment could help where other drugs fail, say scientists  The Independent
  2. A New Class of Drug to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus Infection  Newswise (press release)
  3. New hope for herpes sufferers as scientists discover ‘novel’ drug  International Business Times UK
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A drug compound that clears the herpes infection in the eyes and could be used to treat infection elsewhere in the body after further testing, has been uncovered by researchers. Tests on human cornea cells and the corneas of mice infected with the HSV variant of the virus, showed BX worked inside .A drug compound that clears the herpes infection in the eyes and could be used to treat infection elsewhere in the body after further testing, has been uncovered by researchers. Tests on human cornea cells and the corneas of mice infected with the HSV variant of the virus, showed BX worked inside .Authors of the study are also hopeful that it could prove successful in treating other forms of the virus, such as oral and genital herpes as well as other The way it works is different from available medicines in that it doesn t target the infection itself but rather targets the host cells to help them clear the virus..Although HSV vaccines have been extensively stu.d, clinical trials have consisted of one failure after another, including a large one thated in . There are three drugs for genital herpes that can be used chronically to suppress outbreaks, or short term to treat them, but they have limitations..







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