Preventing Cancer by Neutralising Herpes


Prof. Meir Shamay of Bar-Ilan’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, and his research group, have uncovered protein interactions which could prevent the development of cancer.

In Prof. Shamay’s laboratory, researchers study viruses linked to human tumors, specifically focusing on KSHV. The herpes virus is associated with the development of various cancer types, including Primary Effusion Lymphoma, which is rare and aggressive.

The goal of the research is to develop drugs targeting cells infected with the herpes virus.

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