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News Articles Featuring Molly Rathbun
May 24, 2022
Does herpes simplex virus change during transmission?
A new study helps explain how the virus that causes herpes might change during transmission between partners and over time during a long-term infection within a human host, which could have implications for future treatment strategies. The study, by a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Washington, is the first to track genetic differences of the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) as it moves between adult sexual transmission partners.
Mar 29, 2021
Exploring variations in herpes virus symptoms
Why do some people with cold sores around their lips experience painful lesions, while others have no symptoms at all, yet still spread the virus? A new study conducted at Penn State finds that these differences could be due to variations in the way certain strains of herpes simplex (HSV-1) — the virus that causes cold sores, as well as genital herpes — activate gene expression in neurons.
Apr 15, 2019
Five Huck Researchers Among Winners at Grad Student Awards
A quintet of Huck doctoral candidates were recognized for excellence in their studies and collaborations within and outside of Penn State.