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Boston, MA - Hynes Convention Center, November 7 - 11, 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Va. and BOSTON, Oct.
MOSCOW, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hepatera Ltd and its development partner MYR GmbH announced today the results of clinical trials investigating Myrcludex B in patients
NEW YORK, Sept.
Transparency Market Research published a new report "Liver Diseases Therapeutics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its report store.
Dr. Joseph Boscarino's research into disease that claimed his brother a major breakthrough DANVILLE, Pa., Aug.
Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036.
Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive
San Antonio researcher leads national study that identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 29,
New study identifies potential alternatives to Gilead's Sovaldi PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual
TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As we mark World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have reason to feel hopeful.
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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