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2013-10-29 11:03:54

Infants who get hepatitis C from their mothers during childbirth may inherit a viral strain that replicates more quickly than strains found in non-pregnant hosts, according to a new study published Oct. 27 in Nature Medicine. The findings, from a team in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, are the first to describe how a virus that has infected 180 million people worldwide takes advantage of immune changes during pregnancy. About 1 percent of all pregnant women...

2013-09-21 00:20:06

This discovery gives hope for a more effective and cheaper treatment strategy to millions worldwide suffering from chronic infectionsSingapore, Sept 21, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A recent discovery by scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), in close collaboration with researchers at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), provides hope for a new personalised treatment strategy that could use a patient's own blood to treat the infection....

2013-08-05 23:17:34

System Represents Major Advance in Studying Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 By differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing successful infection, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown for the first time that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can replicate in monkeys, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The new findings may lead to the first new animal model and provide new avenues for developing...

2013-08-05 08:01:27

System represents major advance in studying virus By differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing successful infection, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown for the first time that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can replicate in monkeys, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The new findings may lead to the first new animal model and provide new avenues for developing treatments and vaccines for this disease,...

2013-06-11 11:13:32

Loyola researchers identify disruption of iron uptake receptor Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects more than 170 million people worldwide. Approximately 80 percent of infections lead to chronic illness including fibrosis, cirrhosis, cancer and also hepatic iron overload. A new study completed by researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine reveals that HCV not only alters expression of the iron-uptake receptor known as transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) but that TfR1 also...

2013-06-03 23:22:25

Avail is conducting a 12-week, Phase 2, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of a new drug in Subjects with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection. DeLand, Florida (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Hepatitis C Clinical Trial, visit Avail Clinical Research on the web or contact us directly at (386) 785-2404. BACKGROUND The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global public health problem. The global prevalence of hepatitis C infection is estimated to average 3%...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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