Almost one out of every three individuals will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the CDC. Shingles, otherwise known as herpes zoster, causes a painful, blistering rash that can have complications that last for months or even years afterwards. However, shingles doesn’t have to be inevitable: there is a vaccine, Zostavax, recommended for anyone over the age of 60.
National Institutes of Health awards Texas A&M College of Dentistry researchers $1.25 million to explore post-herpetic neuralgia at the cellular level
Vaccines aren't just for kids!
Developing a model for studying lingering effects of shingles, known as post-herpetic neuralgia