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Yasuko Mori awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Yasuko Mori, PhD, Professor of Clinical Virology at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine was awarded the HHV-6 Foundation’s Dharam Ablashi Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7.

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HHV-6 DR7 found to promote glioma development and progression

A Chinese group found HHV-6 direct repeat 7 in 48% of glioma tumors. Furthermore, they determined that DR7 overexpression could promote glioma cell migration, invasion and angiogenesis. Expression profiles showed that DR7 created an inflammatory microenvironment that enhanced degradation of the extracellular matrix.

$4 million in prizes for literature reviews that explain Alzheiemer’s

The Oskar Fischer prize is named after a neuropathologist who was the first to describe neuritic plaques in 1907 in Prague. James Truchard, the former CEO and Chairman of National Instruments has donated funds for a prize to scientists who can review the existing medical literature to come up with a theory on what causes Alzheimer’s. Truchard points out that …

Research Priorities

Note: we welcome your input. Please send comments to: PROPOSED NEW PRIORITIES FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH From the HHV-6A/B & HHV-7 research community This summary was compiled by the HHV-6 Foundation with input from experts on HHV-6A & HHV-7, many of whom serve on our Scientific Advisory Board.  Exploration of HHV-6A and HHV-7 in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s …