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2011-04-04 05:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., and WATERTOWN, Mass., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and Enanta Pharmaceuticals today announced 12-week results from a Phase 2 study of ABT-450/r, an investigational, oral protease inhibitor being developed for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Study results show that 92 percent (22 of 24) of patients taking ABT-450/r once daily, combined with standard of care, achieved complete early virologic response (HCV RNA levels <25 IU/mL) at 12...

2011-04-04 00:00:27

Higher virologic response rates achieved at 4 weeks (RVR)* and maintained through 12 weeks of treatment (cEVR)** across all genotypes studied Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) April 2, 2011 "“ Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced results from the Phase IIb EMERGE clinical trial, in which treatment with the investigational compound PEG-Interferon lambda and ribavirin achieved higher rates of rapid virologic response (RVR) in genotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and complete early...

2011-04-03 21:53:40

Rapid resistance to novel anti-viral therapy develops in response to direct antiviral drugs Data presented at the International Liver CongressTM highlight the fact that new novel antiviral compounds for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) must be prescribed and monitored by experts and specialists to ensure resistance is minimized. Several studies observed the rapid onset of HCV resistance in patients treated with NS3-protease, NS5b-polymerase and NS5a inhibitors. Although these direct...

2011-04-02 01:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced a preview of the study designs for the pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating BI 201335, its investigational once-daily oral protease inhibitor, in both treatment-naive and -experienced patients with chronic genotype-1 hepatitis C virus (HCV), the most challenging genotype to treat. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development programs for BI...

2011-04-01 09:00:00

BERLIN and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) demonstrate the antiviral activity of Boehringer Ingelheim's once-daily oral protease inhibitor, BI 201335, in both treatment-naive and -experienced patients with chronic genotype-1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV), the most challenging genotype of HCV to treat. Results from SILEN-C1 show a sustained viral response (SVR)...

2011-04-01 00:00:00

HUDDINGE, Sweden, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Results Show Potent Antiviral Efficacy of Once Daily 150 mg TMC435 in Hepatitis C Patients Who Have Failed Earlier Treatment, Especially in Prior Null Responders, and Excellent Safety and Tolerability Medivir AB (OMX: MVIR), the emerging research-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on infectious diseases, announces that their partner, Tibotec has presented the results of a planned Week 24 interim analysis of...

2011-04-01 00:01:02

Adverse event profile of regimen containing BMS-790052 was consistent with that of treatment with PEG-Interferon alfa and ribavirin alone Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 31, 2011 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company(NYSE: BMY) today announced results from a Phase II clinical trial in which treatment with the investigational direct-acting antiviral (DAA) BMS-790052, an NS5A replication complex inhibitor, in combination with PEG-Interferon alfa and ribavirin (RBV), achieved sustained virologic response...

2011-03-31 22:47:57

Well-known statin could be recycled as HCV therapy supplement New data presented today at the International Liver CongressTM confirm the antiviral activity of fluvastatin -- commonly used as a cholesterol-lowering treatment -- in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Patients had improved early and sustained virological response (EVR and SVR) when treated with the current standard of care "“ pegylated Interferon-alpha and ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV)...

2011-03-31 01:55:37

A three-drug cocktail can eliminate the hepatitis C virus in patients far more effectively than the current two-drug regimen, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. "This study represents a remarkable advance and a potential cure for people with hepatitis C who have not responded to previous therapy," says co-author Stuart C. Gordon, M.D., section chief for the Division of Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital. "We will soon have a new standard of treatment for hepatitis C patients,"...

2011-03-30 05:45:00

PRINCETON, N.J., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) announced today that screening has begun in a Phase 2b study of PSI-7977, a nucleotide analog polymerase inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV). The trial will evaluate PSI-7977 400mg QD with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in patients with HCV genotype 1, 4, 5 or 6 who have not been treated previously. "We are encouraged by the early efficacy and safety data being generated with our...


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2011-02-17 15:14:03

Lassa fever, first described in 1969 in Lassa, is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever. Clinical cases were known a decade before this but were not associated with this viral pathogen. It is endemic in West African countries and causes approximately 5,000 deaths. The Natal Multimammate Mouse is the primary animal host. The rodent is a source of protein but the virus is usually transmitted by the contact with the feces and urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. The lassa virus...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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