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Tagged: Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV)

New ways to tackle cancer-causing virus, eye disease win CTSI funding awards

A promising new way to fight human herpes viruses and a drug delivery device to better treat a major cause of blindness have won development funding from UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

New drug targeted for Kaposi’s sarcoma

A team of scientists from UCSF and colleagues have identified a new potential drug target for the herpes virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma. Their research reopens the possibility of using a class of drugs called protease inhibitors, against diseases ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's Disease. This research was published online in Nature Chemical Biology, July 26, 2009.