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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 ...

Study predicts hepatitis C will become a rare disease in 22 years

Computer simulation forecasts favorable trends in eradicating hepatitis C ...

Screening and Drug Therapy Predicted to Make Hepatitis C a Rare Disease

PITTSBURGH – Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. ... Full story

Model of viral lifecycle could help in finding a cure for hepatitis B

New technique sustains virus in liver cells, allowing study of immune response and drug treatments. ... Full story

UBC develops test to ensure effectiveness of new hep C drug

Associate Professor Richard Harrigan leads effort to screen for drug-resistant form of the disease ... Full story

UNC researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. ... Full story

New research findings may lead to better treatment plans for HIV patients coinfected with hepatitis C

By Sathya Achia Abraham - Using a combination antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV patients coinfected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) not only effectively treats HIV, but also results in reduced HCV replication, according to a multi-center study published this week in Science Translational Medicine. ... Full story

WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis

MELBOURNE/GENEVA - On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, WHO welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. ... Full story

Internal Structure of Hepatitis B Revealed for First Time

Madison, Wisconsin - Nearly 12,000 photographs and some sophisticated mathematical modeling have led a two-university research team to come up with a picture of a virus that infects millions of people worldwide and kills many in the Third World. ... Full story

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