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2009-11-18 14:14:23

Scientists in China are reporting discovery of unusual liver proteins, found only in males, that may help explain the long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually discriminates -- hitting men harder than women. Their study has been published online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, a monthly publication. Shuhan Sun, Fang Wang and colleagues note that chronic hepatitis B seems to progress and cause liver damage faster in men, with men the main victims of the virus's...

2008-09-05 06:00:23

Roche has announced that the FDA has approved its Cobas TaqMan HBV test, the first assay for quantitating hepatitis B virus DNA approved in the US. The test uses Roche's real-time polymerase chain reaction technology to quantify the amount of hepatitis B virus DNA in a patient's blood. Doctors may use viral load testing results to establish a baseline level of infection and during treatment as an aid in assessing individual responses to therapy. The test was designed to quantify all major...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Roche COBAS(R) TaqMan(R) HBV Test, the first assay for quantitating Hepatitis B Virus DNA approved in the U.S. The test uses Roche's real-time PCR technology to quantify the amount of Hepatitis B virus DNA in a patient's blood. Doctors may use viral load testing results to establish a baseline level of infection and during treatment as an aid in assessing individual responses to...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first hepatitis B nucleic acid test that measures the amount of viral DNA in a patient's blood. The FDA said assessing a patient's viral load provides health care professionals with a highly sensitive method for gauging the progress of antiviral therapy in patients with chronic HBV infections. "The COBAS TaqMan HBV Test extracts and then amplifies sections of viral DNA from human plasma or serum," the federal agency said. The viral DNA...


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