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Institute of Advanced Study

Former Durham IAS Fellow helps uncover the secret of the cold sore virus

(11 July 2008)

Professor Bryan R Cullen, a Distinguished Fellow at the Durham IAS in 2006/07, has led a team of scientists at the Duke Medical Research Centre to discover a possible cure for cold sores.

Duke University Medical Centre scientists studied how the herpes simplex virus 1 is able to lie dormant in the trigeminal nerve of the face until triggered to reawaken by excessive sunlight, fever, or other stresses.

Read more about this story on the BBC website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7483832.stm

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