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Potential cure for hepatitis B enters phase 1/2a clinical trial

A new treatment developed by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers to promote the cure of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection ...

Simeprevir-Based Therapy Offers Patients in Developing Countries a Cost-Effective Alternative in Treatment of Hepatitis C

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at Penn Medicine, in collaboration with a multi-center international team, have shown that a protease inhibitor, simeprevir, a once ...

New vaccine generates strong immune response against hepatitis C

A new hepatitis C vaccine has shown promising results in an early clinical trial at Oxford University, generating strong and broad immune responses against the virus causing the disease. ... Full story

MIT Medical sets third-straight, single-day record for flu shots

Kim Schive | MIT Medical - It didn’t start out looking like a record-shattering kind of day. ... Full story

SLU Researcher to Study New Hepatitis C Medication in Children

New combination of drugs could decrease side effects, increase cure rate ... Full story

Genetic 'instruction set' for antibodies knocks down hepatitis C in mice

A triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and wiped out the disease after it had established itself in laboratory mice, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers. ... Full story

Discovery of a new therapeutic target to fight against legionella

Science is tightening the net around legionella. A study conducted by the Basque Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, CIC bioGUNE, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), has discovered that the bacteria releases the VipD protein when infecting human cells, thus preventing their destruction. This protein could become a target for future drugs to prevent the bacteria from causing infection. ... Full story

Hepatitis C-related deaths and sexually transmitted infections are on the rise

Australia is experiencing a surge of sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea and syphilis, and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to the Blood-borne Viral and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia 2014 Surveillance Report released by UNSW's Kirby Institute. ... Full story

Report reveals dangerous gap in understanding of hepatitis C transmission

A wide-ranging report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows hepatitis C knowledge in young people and gay men is dangerously low. ... Full story

World first prison-based hepatitis C treatment – just one tablet a day

UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. ... Full story

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