How Space Triggers Herpes in Astronauts
How space triggers herpes in astronauts

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The herpes simplex virus can hide deep in your DNA, evading your immune system for years, and sometimes make it to space by hitching onto the backs of astronauts and reactivating on the ISS. What is it about space that causes its comeback? Did NASA’s Twin Study Results Just Change Spaceflight Forever? - Read More: Herpes Virus Reactivation in Astronauts During Spaceflight and Its Application on Earth "There is increasing evidence to suggest that these spaceflight-associated stressors chronically amplify the release of stress hormones, which negatively affects the immune system, especially the adaptive immune system facilitating latent herpes virus reactivation during and after spaceflight. Increased levels of salivary, plasma and urinary stress hormones such as cortisol and catecholamines commonly accompany spaceflight" Virus reactivation: a panoramic view in human infections "With regard to future therapies, current inhibitors for pathways such as MAPK/NF-κB are unspecific, as they inhibit activity in both host and infected cells. We propose that a strategy for effective antiviral therapies would be to design specifically regulated inhibitors that do not lower signaling below functional physiological levels. By doing so, we can ensure that the activity of such signaling molecules is not reduced below threshold levels in uninfected or tumor cells. " How herpesvirus invades nervous system "Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a component of the herpesvirus that "hijacks" machinery inside human cells, allowing the virus to rapidly and successfully invade the nervous system upon initial exposure." ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website Elements on Facebook Subscribe now! Seeker on Twitter Seeker on Facebook Seeker


Just Some Guy without a Mustache : "So how did you get herpes?" "I went to space..."

Leonardo WR : 90% of humans have herpes? My day could've been better without knowing this fact.

Greg Pyne : So space is like tinder?

Nekminute : I knew they had gangbangs up there ! i just knew it !

qqq1701 : Not from space prostitutes?

King Kraxz : Intriguing, but highly disturbing.

Comment Highlighted : That’s why it’s SO Important to practice Safe Space 🚀

rushy scoper : '90% of human have herpes' Playing the long game I see hopefully Greenland will close its border before the infected ship reach it.

Master Adit : Person: _goes into space_ Herpes: Allow me to introduce myself.

Ali Abdullah : Babe I didn’t cheat on you I just went to space I swear . 😂

carlos flores : So you can get herpes in space? This only has one explanation.... Aliens!

Caden Rolland : Space brings out Herpes? Capt. Kirk must have had an insane immune system!!!

1.5x playback everything - thank me later : The excuse we can now all use from now on!

sam hunt : Huge space orgy confirmed.

TacocaT : Omnipotent 5dimensional being playing plague inc: ‘ok I’ve got it at 90% on extreme difficulty, just as soon as I get into Greenland I can activate lethality!’

Amethyst Crystal : I felt weird clicking "Like" to this topic.

John Perkins : I think it's because they're stressed out from lying to the entire planet about being in space

muteMidori Animations : I’ve never had chicken or cold sores... I am the ten percent.... I guess I better stay a virgin forever

DunnickFayuro : News from 2039: CRISPR-CAS3 therapy now mandatory before space flight, to remove dormant viruses from your DNA. Ask your space travel agency representative for all infos.

Pickin7 : Imagine the reaction of your partner after knowing you get herpes after you came back from space. Your partner would thought that you cheated on them in the space.

VonKat Artistry : Wow this is incredibly informative and great for breaking the stigma on herpes. I'm sharing the shit out of this

Peter Hamilton : Wait, so Ice Pirates had it right?

mboiko : Another reason why we need to set up a Moon base before going to Mars. We need to learn to walk before we run. Medical issues are getting to be much more a problem than we once believed...we need to learn much more locally (Moon) before a long journey to Mars...

Canadian Man : Stop with this zero-gravity space mindset, we need artificial gravity vehicles that are on long tethers to simulate the 1G.

Sydney Shorltz : Let's start a trend typing #Mars2024. On every video we click on. We need to spread awareness if the HUMAN species is going to be living on a diffrent planet. Copy paste below if you want. #Mars2024. This is a trend about humans reaching mars. Copy paste to spread popularity.

Hasty Pasta : Me: I’m back from space baby! Wife: ...suuuurrrreeeee...

Stewart Johnson : Great content, plus fabulous Golden Ratio necklace!

Shannon McDowell : Another informative video, Seeker always produces great work! Also, cool Fibonacci spiral necklace! :-D

David Hoag : Build a goddamn Stanford Torus station. Bigger, more room to move, less stress. Regular gravity through rotation, less damaging effects from being in space. Radiation shielding? BNNTs? Thicker whipple shields? Water shields? They'll figure it out.

Shlynx : 90% of us have herpes?! Massive Bruh moment

Jonathan Lastname : Valtrax is licking their chops lol

Stand Alone Complex : Looking at the thumbnail I had random hopes that a new Game of Thrones series was coming out with a cooler and flashier Iron Throne ✋

The Exoplanets Channel : Congrats in advance for reaching *4 million subscribers !*

hereticpariah 6/66 : Oh, sure, _sure. THAT makes _*_sense._* Or... maybe they all _"hook up"_ while in orbit ('cuz, you know, zero-gee _sex,_ ) and this is the best explanation that science can come up with that's even _slightly_ "buyable" for the astronauts' spouses when they get home with.... *_SPAAAAAAACE HEEERRRPPPEEEEESSS!!_*

frank rizzo : This is all an elaborate ruse to hide the space hookups

jc1982discovery : Hey, what happens in space stays in space.

BrokenLifeCycle : I most likely have herpes? Damn it. Has there been any research into removing that foreign DNA from our genetics, or are we just screwed?

Senior Clay : “Space Herpes” The astronauts version of “ catching it from a toilet seat “? 🧐

Max White : Well the most obvious solution to almost all space problems is artificial gravity (the spinning kind not the science fiction kind).

Ryan Fuxa : For some reason I can't help but think Mystery Science Theater 3000 already covered Space Herpes. Anyway......So when y'all sending me to space then?😎

nobody knows : Everyone who has seen the movie ice pirates knows how dangerous space herpes can be. Be afraid be very afraid.

4 123 : well...Herpes are Space Species Now ;-) but can i ask for leave?

Blue's Neighborhood : I caught chicken pox in 7th grade and had to stay out of school for two weeks. It definitely took longer than a week to recover.

Charlie Hufft : Shes cute as hell tho fr. Beautiful and intelligent..sigh. Crushing hard here

Hitesh Lalwani : She should be in more videos.

large and mildly threatening reptile : apparently 90% of commenters never listened to the first 2 minutes of the video. they already had it as do most of us, space travel triggered it to become active.

Chief Tahchawwickah : They brought herpes on the Mayflower with them. -Comanche Nation

Tippi B : Oh dang I read this all out of order. "Spaces herpes triggers astronauts." Anyway shout out to anyone who's seen that 80s movie Ice Pirates that had a space herpes monster

Vikas E : Eagerly waiting for about superconducting material which was newly discovered ,having perfectly diagmagnitism