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2012-02-22 06:13:34

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Nearly four million people in the United States are infected with genotype-1 hepatitis C – a virus that attacks the liver, causing swelling, scarring, cancers and the need for transplants. And unlike hepatitis B, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C, until now. Up until last summer, treating people with hepatitis C was a gamble, with many side effects, including anemia, vomiting, hair loss and depression. "These treatments are very uncomfortable and long...

2012-01-31 09:49:38

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a cell-permeable peptide that inhibits a hepatitis C virus protein and blocks viral replication, which can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. This finding by Dr. Samuel French, an assistant professor of pathology and senior author of the study, builds on previous work by the French laboratory that identified two cellular proteins that are important factors in hepatitis C virus infection. French and his team...


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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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