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Vaccines: activatable depot to replace multiple injections

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[22/08/2014] Besides antibiotics, vaccines may be the most important development in medicine: they protect us from diseases by “introducing” our immune system to pathogens. This way, a small injection saves us from severe and potentially mortal courses of disease.Vaccines: activatable depot to replace multiple injections - Read more

Computer simulation forecasts favorable trends in eradicating hepatitis C

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Graphic: Depiction of hepatits C virus [05/08/2014] Effective new drugs and screening would make hepatitis C a rare disease by 2036, according to a computer simulation conducted by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Computer simulation forecasts favorable trends in eradicating hepatitis C - Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2014

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Graphic: Face of a young woman [21/07/2014] Look twice first and then act! This year’s World Hepatitis Day takes place under the motto “Think again.” World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2014 - Read more

Hepatitis C may help transplant patients adapt to new liver

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Photo:  Liver [03/07/2014] Transplant patients can develop tolerance to new livers even if they have hepatitis C, according to a new study led by King’s College London and the University of Barcelona. Contrary to what was previously thought, infected patients are not at greater risk of organ rejection and their heightened immune response may actually help the body to adapt to a new liver. Hepatitis C may help transplant patients adapt to new liver - Read more

Liver: Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

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Photo: Infectious Disease [14/04/2014] The mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010).Liver: Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe - Read more

Hepatitis C: Gene Variants Protect Against Relapse

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Photo: Hepatitis virus [14/03/2014] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have identified a gene, which explains why certain patients with chronic hepatitis C do not experience relapse after treatment. The discovery may contribute to more effective treatment.Hepatitis C: Gene Variants Protect Against Relapse - Read more

Liver: Cancer in Peru is Like No Other

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Photo: Surgery [04/09/2013] Researchers have identified a geographical area in the Andes where dangerous liver cancer affects young people in high numbers.Liver: Cancer in Peru is Like No Other - Read more

Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Photo: DNA [24/07/2013] A gene mutation disrupts the activity of certain immune cells and causes the immune system to erroneously attack the liver, according to a new animal study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis - Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013

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Photo: Three Monkeys [22/07/2013] „Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” – this is a Buddhist maxim that is symbolized by the widely known image of the Three Wise Monkeys. While it means being good in Asia, it expresses the ignorance towards bad things in the western world.World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013 - Read more

Virology: “It is critical to have networks to fight against viral diseases”

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[22/07/2013] Many viral infections take a harmless course or can be prevented completely through vaccination. On the other hand, some infectious diseases that are known for a long time cannot be cured or prevented yet. Other viruses again just recently become focused by research as a potential health risk for humans since they have only been found in animals before.Virology: “It is critical to have networks to fight against viral diseases” - Read more

Hepatitis C: A ‘Finger’ Pointing the Way to New Medication

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Photo: HCV-infected cells [12/11/2012] Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, have discovered new drug leads that are efficient against resistant virus like HCV.Hepatitis C: A ‘Finger’ Pointing the Way to New Medication - Read more

World Hepatitis Day

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[28/07/2012] On 28 July 2012 was World Hepatitis Day. The topic of this year was: “This is hepatitis… It’s closer than you think.”World Hepatitis Day - Read more

Viruses: Blueprint for New Drugs That Can Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus

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[20/03/2012] The molecule prompts the Hepatitis C’s viral RNA to open up a portion of its hinge-like structure and encapsulate the inhibitor like a perfectly fit glove. Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.Viruses: Blueprint for New Drugs That Can Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus - Read more

Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

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[25/01/2012] A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified - Read more

Cells: Hepatitis C Virus Hijacks Liver MicroRNA

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[03/01/2012] Scientists at the University of North Carolina, working with colleagues from the University of Colorado, have shown for the first time how a small RNA molecule that regulates gene expression in human liver cells has been hijacked by the hepatitis C virus to ensure its own survival – helping medical scientists understand why a new antiviral drug appears to be effective against the virus.Cells: Hepatitis C Virus Hijacks Liver MicroRNA - Read more

HCV: Breakthrough Opens New Avenues for Hepatitis C Vaccine

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[15/09/2011] Hopes for an effective vaccine and treatment against the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus. A team of medical researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) studied individuals at high risk of HCV infection, including a number identified within a few weeks of the onset of infection.HCV: Breakthrough Opens New Avenues for Hepatitis C Vaccine - Read more

Hepatitis C: Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Men

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[27/07/2011] Sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus, HCV, is considered rare. But a new study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, provides substantial evidence that men with HIV who have sex with other men, MSM, are at increased risk for contracting HCV through sex.Hepatitis C: Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Men - Read more

Study: Development of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C Virus Carriers

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[05/07/2011] A genome-wide study by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital and Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital has identified a genetic variant associated with the development of liver cancer in chronic hepatitis C virus carriers. The findings are based on a study of 3.312 Japanese individuals.Study: Development of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C Virus Carriers - Read more

Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy

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[30/06/2011] A new study conducted by a team of researchers of medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), sheds light on a possible new approach to treat the bone marrow disease known as myelofibrosis by inhibiting an enzyme that connects extracellular fibers. Stepped-up: Vaccine Series for Hepatitis B during Pregnancy - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

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[03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

Liver: New Screening System for Hepatitis C

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[12/02/2010] A newly designed system of identifying molecules for treating hepatitis C might enable scientists to discover novel and effective therapies for the disease of the liver, according to a researcher.Liver: New Screening System for Hepatitis C - Read more

Diagnostics: Novel Blood Test For Hepatitis C

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[10/02/2009] A novel blood test for hepatitis C offers a cheaper alternative to the normal commercial tests, whilst maintaining equal sensitivity, according to researchers. This might especially help poorer countries. Diagnostics: Novel Blood Test For Hepatitis C - Read more

Birth: Hepatitis C Not Reduced by C-Section

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[12/11/2008] Planned caesarean sections do not help to reduce the chances of a pregnant mother with Hepatitis C (HCV) transmitting the infection to her unborn baby, according to new scientific findings.Birth: Hepatitis C Not Reduced by C-Section - Read more

Risk: Hepatitis B Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

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[30/09/2008] A new study suggests that exposure to the hepatitis B virus (HBV) may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer. Plus: patients with the cancer treated with chemotherapy may face danger of reactivation of their HBV. Risk: Hepatitis B Linked to Pancreatic Cancer - Read more

Chronic Infection: Hepatitis B Virus Triggers Cell ‘Suicide’

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[11/04/2008] Scientists from the University College London (UCL) have identified a key difference between people who can fight the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) off successfully and those who fail to do so.Chronic Infection: Hepatitis B Virus Triggers Cell ‘Suicide’ - Read more

Transplantation: Hepatitis C Associated With Decreased Survival

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[20/10/2006] Heart transplant patients who receive a donor heart from a person with hepatitis C have a lower rate of survival, according to a study. Transplantation: Hepatitis C Associated With Decreased Survival - Read more

 
 

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