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New findings on how HHV-6A/B U94 blocks angiogenesis

In All, Latest Scientific News by Kristin Loomis

The HHV-6 latency gene U94 has been found to block angiogenesis, but the mechanisms behind this phenomenon have been unclear. A team lead by Roberta Rizzo and Elisabetta Caselli in Italy shed light on this process, opening the door to new potential molecular targets to pursue in treating diseases marked by improper vascularization.

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HHV-6 and EBV found in the brain tissue of Rasmussen’s Encephalitis patients

In All, Autoimmune Disease, CNS Disease, Encephalitis & Encephalopathy by Kristin Loomis

Chinese investigators found a high prevalence of HHV-6 and Epstein Barr virus in the brain tissues of children with Rasmussen’s encephalitis but in none of the controls. There was a significant association between viral presence and brain atrophy, raising a strong suspicion for the involvement of both viruses.