Large Study Finds Link Between Viral Infections and Future Brain Illness

An illustration of varicella zoster virus, the cause of chickenpox and shingles.illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Common viral infections may be having far-reaching effects on our brain health, new research suggests. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a later increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. More research will … Read more

NIH launches clinical trial of Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

News Release Friday, May 6, 2022 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched an early-stage clinical trial to evaluate an investigational preventative vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is the primary cause of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers and autoimmune diseases. … Read more

Promising Data Suggests New Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Could Halt or Reverse Symptoms

A MRI image of the brain showing multiple sclerosis plaquesImage† Getty †Getty Images† Early clinical data is showing promise for an experimental treatment tackling multiple sclerosis. The treatment, which targets a virus closely linked to MS called Epstein-Barr virus, was found to be safe and possibly effective at halting the progression of symptoms in some … Read more