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2012-10-23 21:03:17

After three decades of searching, scientists find cellular targets of virus A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has discovered two prime targets of the Hepatitis B virus in liver cells, findings that could lead to treatment of liver disease in some of the 400 million people worldwide currently infected with the virus. CU-Boulder Professor Ding Xue, who led the studies, said scientists have been looking for cellular targets of the Hepatitis B virus, or HBV, for more than three...

2012-09-06 08:20:01

Singapore, Sept 6, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), together with clinical collaborators from London(1), discovered for the first time that children and young patients with chronic Hepatitis B Virus infection (HBV carriers) do have a protective immune response, contrary to current belief, and hence can be more suitable treatment candidates than previously considered.This discovery by the team of scientists led by Professor...

2012-06-01 11:31:58

Foreign-born persons contribute more than 1 million additional HBV cases The prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the U.S. may be as high as 2.2 million cases according to a new study now available in Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Findings suggest the higher prevalence of chronic HBV can be attributed to foreign-born persons who were infected in their country of origin prior to...

2011-11-09 14:00:00

⢠96-week study in a population of nucleos(t)ide-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection ⢠Data presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases congress in San Francisco San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced 96-week results from the BEâLOWâ“ž¢ study, a Phase IIIb clinical trial comparing...

2011-10-24 09:21:24

Among known risk factors for hepatocellular cancer, smoking, obesity, and heavy alcohol consumption, along with chronic hepatitis B and C infection, contribute to a large share of the disease burden in Europe, according to a cohort study published online October 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. While a causal link between hepatitis B and C and hepatocellular cancer has been known for a few decades, tobacco smoking, obesity, and alcohol consumption are common risk...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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