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Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E

The technique that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but now on the rise ...

Antiviral Drug Prevents Recurrence of Hepatitis C in Liver Transplant Patients

By Anna Williams Patients with hepatitis C virus infection who received an antiviral drug around the time they underwent liver transplantation saw a ...

Breakthrough in Hepatitis Research as New Infected Cell Models are Developed

Japanese research team develops new models of hepatitis B infection; cells can be produced from normal cells by genetic engineering and maintain hepatitis infection for long periods, facilitating more in-depth study ... Full story

Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery

Scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. The method harnesses gold nanoparticles that are electrically ... Full story

Two genes linked to postpartum immunity revival in women with persistent hepatitis C

Research may provide a model for identifying immune factors needed to control chronic infections ... Full story

New study launched to discover how “super” immune system can prevent hepatitis c

The scientists will seek the genetic basis for resistance to the virus (HCV). They invite all women who received HCV-contaminated anti-D in 1977-79 to volunteer. ... Full story

UNC researchers identify how hepatitis A virus causes liver injury

A new report in the journal Science describes how the virus can jump species, including to mice – a finding that has major implications for researching the disease and host immune responses to the virus. Jason Whitmire, PhD, and Stanley Lemon, MD, led the research team. ... Full story

Get tested, get treated, Hep C researchers urge

Up to 70 per cent of Victorians with suspected hepatitis C may not have received follow-up testing, putting them at risk of chronic liver disease and even cancer, University of Melbourne researchers say ... Full story

Digital reminders boost hepatitis C screening among baby boomers

Strategy helps high-risk group get tested for hepatitis C ... Full story

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