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CARLSBAD, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BEERSE, Belgium, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New report calls on governments to play their part and improve surveillance, screening
Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Geisinger, Henry Ford, Kaiser Permanente and CDC investigators team up to record new findings DETROIT, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have found that antiviral
LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:
“Obese people find it harder to fight infections, and a weakened immune response may be to blame,” according to a report from ABC News and published on March 23, 2014 (1).
In its May 2014 survey, polyDNA found that 36% of respondents wanted to know what complications can arise from a hepatitis B infection.
GENEVA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations [http://www.ifpma.org ] (IFPMA) has published today a
Advocacy groups warn that threat of viral hepatitis is “creeping up” on city’s vulnerable populations PHILADELPHIA, Pa.
MILFORD, Mass., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel drugs to treat a number of medical
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...
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%...
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...
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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