Marking 60 Years: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Epstein-Barr Virus and Its Implications in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Cancer and MS Linked to Common Virus: A Science Podcast

60 years ago, the Epstein-Barr virus was discovered and it is now known as the most common viral infection in humans. Initially, it was linked to a rare cancer in Africa but its role in various cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis is now recognized. Lawrence Young, professor of molecular oncology at Warwick Medical School, discusses the significance of studying this virus and its potential implications for preventing and treating diseases such as cancer. On March 28th, the anniversary of its discovery will be commemorated.

60 years ago, the Epstein-Barr virus was discovered and it is now known as the most common viral infection in humans. Initially, it was linked to a rare cancer in Africa but its role in various cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis is now recognized. Lawrence Young, professor of molecular oncology at Warwick Medical…

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