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Cold Sores: Here’s How Stress, Illness and Even Sunburn Trigger Flareups

February 10, 2021

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine have shed light on what causes herpes simplex virus to flare up, explaining how stress, illness and even sunburn can trigger unwanted outbreaks.
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Zika Virus Affects Eye Development Before But Not After Birth

December 18, 2020

A new study has found that Zika infection during the first trimester of pregnancy can impact fetal retinal development and cause congenital ocular anomalies. The virus does not appear to affect ocular growth postnatally.
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COVID-19 Found in The Cornea: Are Transplants a Transmission Risk?

December 10, 2020

A multi-institutional study finds that COVID-19 can be found in post-mortem corneal tissue, highlighting the importance of the donor screening process.
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Cornea appears to resist infection from novel coronavirus

November 3, 2020

New findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest the eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus.
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LSU Health Study Explains Multipronged SARS-CoV-2 Attack & Widespread COVID-19 Infection

August 28, 2020

A study of a gateway receptor for SARS-CoV-2 from Louisiana State University may help explain the wide variety of symptoms and organs involved with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19.
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Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development

August 12, 2019

Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat the serious infectious disease...
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Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life

December 12, 2018

Researchers evaluated motor skills and cognitive development, visual and hearing function, and brain images of children who had been exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies. 14.5 percent of children had at least one abnormality.
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Researchers at UIC identify master molecule behind corneal inflammation

July 11, 2017

NEI funded researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified an enzyme present in the cornea that trigger inflammation during–and even after–a herpes virus infection. Their results are published in the journal Cell Reports.
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Scientists reveal new target for anti-lymphangiogenesis drugs

April 12, 2016

A new study funded in part by NEI and published in Nature Communications reveals a mechanism involved in the regulation of a process called lymphangiogenesis, specifically in corneal transplants and infectious eye disease.
Dr. Rachel Bishop and Dr. Allen Eghrari, from the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute, shown here with the advanced imaging technologies being used for the PREVAIL III study in Monrovia, Liberia.

NEI Team in Liberia Investigates Ocular Effects Among Ebola Survivors

September 8, 2015

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that took the lives of more than 11,200 people in the region, the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has deployed a team of clinicians and technical experts to Monrovia...