Hepatitis

Hepatitis B: Natural Controllers Shed Light On Immunity Mechanisms

To improve our understanding of the antibody response conferring protection against HBV infection, scientists have produced and characterized human monoclonal antibodies specific to viral envelope antigens, referred as HBsAg, from blood memory B...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis B

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Finally, Some Good News For Dynavax Technologies

Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver condition that affects up to 250 million people globally, including 850,000 in the U.S. One of the most innovative biotechs with a treatment for this condition is Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:...
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Will Africa Ever Be Hepatitis-free?

Pauline Bakibinga and Aheisibwe Hillary Public Health, Africa The hepatitis B vaccine has been available since 1982 and immunisation is an effective strategy. But poor uptake and coverage in the region persists. The World Health Organisation has...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Vaccines

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Stay Or Leave? A Tale Of Two Virus Strategies Revealed By Math

By modeling experimentally measured characteristics of cells infected with hepatitis C in the lab, researchers found that one virus strain was roughly three times more likely to use copied genetic code to create new viruses compared to another,...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Hepatitis C, Medical Research, Genetics

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July National Health Observances: Hepatitis Awareness And The Importance Of Youth Sports

Help spread the word about National Youth Sports Week and World Hepatitis Day in July. … Read post

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Eu Signs Deal With Gilead To Secure Access To Remdesivir

Remdesivir is one of the few medicines that has so-far proven to be effective in mitigating severe cases of the coronavirus infection, despite originally being developed by Gilead as a treatment for Hepatitis C.
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Cameroon Dispatches Healthcare Workers To Find, Treat Hepatitis Patients

Healthcare workers in Cameroon are marking World Hepatitis Day (July 28), to raise awareness of the virus, which causes inflammation of the liver and kills about 300 people per day in Sub-Saharan Africa.  While global coverage of a birth dose...
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Who Says Covid-19 Threatens Gains On Hepatitis

The World Health Organization warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening gains made in eliminating Hepatitis B and C, which cause liver damage and liver cancer.  In observance of World Hepatitis Day Tuesday, the WHO is calling for action to...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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New Cdc Guidance For Healthcare Personnel Exposed To Hcv

New recommendations from the CDC offer guidance for postexposure testing and clinical management of healthcare personnel exposed to hepatitis C virus. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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Routine Hepatitis C Testing At Fqhcs Would Be Cost-effective

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 -- Routine hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) would be cost-effective and could improve outcomes for people with HCV infections, according to a study published online June 27 in...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Hiv Testing People Who Spit At Police Or Health Workers Won't Actually Protect Them

People who expose a police officer or emergency worker to body fluids would be compelled to have their blood tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, under a proposed law in NSW.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Police, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B

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Hep C Tx Shows Promise In Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

(MedPage Today) -- A higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir (SOF/DCV), a two-drug hepatitis C virus (HCV) combination therapy, experienced clinical improvement versus patients receiving control...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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Updated Guidance Provided For Safe Solid Organ Transplantation

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 -- Updated recommendations for reducing transmission of HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) through transplantation include universal solid organ donor nucleic acid testing, according to research...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Virology, Medical Research

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Virus Co-opts Immune Protein To Avoid Antiviral Defences

By discovering a trick the hepatitis C virus uses to evade the immune system, scientists have identified a new antiviral defence system that could be used to treat many virus infections, according to new research.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Proteins, Hepatitis C, Medical Research

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One Of The Least Recognized Major Needs For Society To Survive A Pandemic

Eddie Brown seemed to fit the profile of a federal inmate most eligible for emergency release during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As a survivor of hepatitis C who had served six of his 15-year sentence, Brown should have been a strong...
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Why Remdesivir May Not Be A Wonder Drug

Gilead’s $1,000-a-pill antiviral remdesivir is no wonder drug. We knew this when it failed for hepatitis, the disease it was created for. And then when it failed for Ebola. And then again, when it failed for COVID-19. But like a bolt, in...
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Key Player In Hepatitis A Virus Infection

Researchers designed experiments using gene-editing tools to discover how molecules called gangliosides serve as de facto gatekeepers to allow the virus entry into liver cells and trigger disease.
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Genetics, Liver Disease

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Opt-out Universal Hep C Screening In Emergency Dept Is Useful

THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- Emergency department opt-out universal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening can identify a large number of unrecognized HCV infections, including among those born after 1965, according to research published in the May 15...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Supercomputer Simulations Present Potential Active Substances Against Coronavirus

Several drugs approved for treating hepatitis C viral infection were identified as potential candidates against COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This is the result of research based on extensive calculations using the...
Related topics: Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Medical Research

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Infection Rate Up Prior To Detection Of Malignant Cancer

FRIDAY, April 24, 2020 -- The rate of infection with influenza, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and pneumonia is increased before detection of malignant cancer, according to a study published online April 17 in Cancer Immunology Research. Shinako...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Influenza (Flu), Pneumonia, Medical Research

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