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2014-04-14 12:33:05

CALGARY, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that Dr. Adel Jebar of the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, University of Leeds, presented a poster at the 8(th) Annual International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics held in Oxford, UK. The poster, titled "Combined anti-viral and anti-tumour therapy for virus-associated liver cancer," covered preclinical research into the treatment of hepatocellular...

2014-04-14 11:03:19

Three new studies presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have helped clarify the optimal use of combination therapy with peginterferon and nucleoside analogues (NUCs) to achieve the best treatment outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). "Together these ground-breaking data will go a long way to influencing future CHB treatment guidelines," said EASL's Educational Councillor Professor Cihan Yurdaydin from the Department of Gastroenterology, University of...

2014-04-11 12:58:41

Mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) which was announced for the first time today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014. GBD 2010 is the most recent version of a large epidemiological study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. In the...

2014-04-10 08:29:18

--BioCrossroads Joins Twilight Ventures, Luson Bioventures and Other Investors-- INDIANAPOLIS, BLOOMINGTON, Ind. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Assembly Pharmaceuticals and BioCrossroads today announced that the BioCrossroads Indiana Seed Fund II has made an investment in Assembly Pharmaceuticals. Assembly is developing novel drugs for the treatment and potential cure of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation,...

2014-04-09 12:32:03

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) launched ACT-First: A Practical Introduction to Liver Disease. "ACT" stands for AASLD Curriculum and Training" and "First" refers to first-line providers. This educational program for primary care and other interested health care providers consists of a web-based curriculum in hepatology that will be provided free of cost to any interested healthcare provider in or out of the...

2014-04-09 11:43:37

Small financial incentives, totaling as little as £30, can dramatically increase the likelihood of people who inject drugs completing a course of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, according to new research published in The Lancet. Researchers in the UK found that people undergoing treatment for heroin addiction who received a maximum total of £30 supermarket vouchers in equal or graduated installments in return for full compliance with a regimen of three HBV vaccine injections were at...

2014-04-02 08:33:17

MOSCOW, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hepatera Ltd. [http://www.hepatera.ru/?ln=en ] announces initiation of a clinical trial investigating Myrcludex B in chronically HBV infected patients who are also infected with hepatitis delta virus (HDV). Hepatera is financed by Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund [http://www.maxwellbiotech.com ] formed with the participation of RVC [http://www.rusventure.ru/en ] - Russia's government fund of venture capital funds. Hepatera was...

2014-03-24 08:27:25

Data to be presented in April at the European Association for the Study of the Liver Meeting CARLSBAD, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced that treatment with an antisense compound targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) produced dose-dependent reductions in all measured liver and serum viral markers of HBV infection in animal models of HBV infection. These data will be presented at the 49(th) annual meeting of the European...

2014-03-19 23:26:37

Hepatitis B Foundation honors liver transplant pioneer with highest scientific honor. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 The Hepatitis B Foundation (http://www.hepb.org) is pleased to announce that it has selected Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., to receive its 2014 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize, the highest scientific honor that it confers. The Pennsylvania-based foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B. The board of directors...

2014-03-19 08:29:01

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novira Therapeutics, Inc., today announced that Christian S. Schade has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective March 19. Mr. Schade has more than 30 years of extensive private and public pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry experience as well as broad capital markets experience from his tenure in the investment banking industry. Prior to joining Novira he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Omthera...


Latest hepatitis B Reference Libraries

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

Hepatitis B virus, HBV, is a part of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and has been linked to pancreatic cancer. It is classified as a species of the Orthohepadnavirus. Similar viruses have been found worldwide in great apes and monkeys. There a few different genotypes and they all differ by at least 8% of the sequence and have distinct geographical distributions and this has been associated with anthropological history. Type A is...

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2011-01-12 15:49:29

Hepadnaviruses can cause liver infections in humans and animals. The two recognized genera are Genus Orthohepadnavirus and Genus Avihepadnavirus. It has a small genome of partially double-stranded, partially single stranded circular DNA. It is a group 7 virus that uses an RNA intermediate during replication. Most people who come into contact with the virus are able to clear the infection alone although some cannot and usually progress to fulminant hepatitis. It can cause sever liver...

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