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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 ...

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. ...

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

Commentary: Public Health Initiatives Needed to Combat Hepatitis C

The United States could eradicate the hepatitis C virus, but significant strides in public health have to be taken to achieve that goal, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and National Development and Research Institutes. ... Full story

Researchers report breakthrough in hepatitis C treatment

SAN ANTONIO ― Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Texas Liver Institute and other institutions have identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients. ... Full story

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