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2013-10-11 08:43:23

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new article in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The current standard of care for hepatitis C patients includes a combination of peginterferon and ribavirin. "Despite recent advances, the current hepatitis C treatment regimen is burdensome on the patient and prone to adverse events," said Patrick...

Drugs Used To Treat Hepatitis C May Also Treat MERS
2013-09-11 14:45:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of drugs frequently used to help treat hepatitis C patients could be used to help treat Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, according to research published online earlier this week by the journal Nature Medicine. Administering a combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin to monkeys infected with the virus that causes MERS reduced viral replication, subdued inflammation and helped promote lung repair,...

2013-09-09 08:56:31

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome in a recently developed monkey model of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Their study, which appears as a letter in the Sept. 8 edition of Nature Medicine, expands on work published in April showing that a combination of ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b stops MERS-CoV from replicating in cell culture....

2013-08-15 09:45:07

Salk Institute findings may lead to new broad-spectrum antiviral drugs Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a powerful mechanism by which viruses such as influenza, West Nile and Dengue evade the body's immune response and infect humans with these potentially deadly diseases. The findings may provide scientists with an attractive target for novel antiviral therapies. Published in the August issue of the journal Cell Host and Microbe, the findings...


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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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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