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I-MAK Leading Patent Challenges as Core Treatment Advocacy Strategy to Remove Barriers to Medicine Worldwide NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical corporation Gilead
New Hepatitis C Fund - A Welcome Announcement During Hepatitis Awareness Month GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The HealthWell Foundation(®), an independent non-profit that
TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
CLDF to Support Free HCV Testing at 60 Walgreens Stores across the U.S. CLARK, N.J., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The
FRENCHS FOREST, Australia and INGELHEIM, Germany, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Boehringer Ingelheim exercises option and acquires global ownership of Pharmaxis'
Analysis of over 200,000 patients has been selected for a Guided Poster Tour at the upcoming AACE Annual Meeting New York, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 Medivo,
Scott Jones, vice president for scientific affairs at QualTex Laboratories, will be presenting at the
Plaintiffs allege Blue Cross withholds Harvoni treatment for financial reasons LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP filed a lawsuit in Los
National Hepatitis Testing Day DENVER, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new cure is possible for tens of thousands of Coloradans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) - a silent
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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 C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...
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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