Epstein Barr Virus Infection and…Alzheimer’s?

EBV seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of … AD (Alzheimer’s Disease). – Neurobiology of Aging Herpes viruses, especially the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), are linked to the decline of mental abilities that progresses to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to Read More …

DNA of Many Viruses Found in Cancer Tumors (Info Supports Theory of Microcompetition)

Viruses like HPV, HBV, and EBV were found in cancerous tumors. – Journal of Virology (1) According to the Microcompetition Theory, the DNA of latent viruses causes cancer. Scientists working in cancer research tend to agree. “The association between infection with Read More …

Breast Cancer and Latent Viruses (What’s the Connection?)

Breast cancer may be killing black women at a higher rate than whites because they are sicker to start with. – NBC News (1) The results reported in new studies add support to the Microcompetition with Foreign DNA Theory proposed Read More …

Risk of Coming Down with Mononucleosis is Increased by Smoking and Family Size

Large families and smoking have an independent impact on EBV infection that is not accounted for by other sociodemographic factors. – PLoS One (1) A study has shown that people living in large households or in families with smokers are at Read More …

Loneliness and Depression May Activate the Latent Herpes Virus

Lonely and depressed people showed signs of elevated latent herpes reactivation. – Ohio State University  (1) A study showed that loneliness and depression increases the level of chronic stress, which in turn hurts the immune system. The weakened immune system fails Read More …

Latent Herpes Viruses Are Associated with Heart Disease

Infection with latent Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) may lead to heart disease and heart attacks. – PLoS One Everybody knows that high cholesterol can cause heart disease. Now, studies have shown that viruses can also cause atherosclerosis, the scientific name Read More …