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2014-03-06 08:31:51

MOSCOW, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 48 patients infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) have been enrolled in the phase IIa clinical trial of Myrcludex B by Russian biotech company Hepatera Ltd. [http://www.hepatera.ru/?ln=en ] Hepatera is financed by Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund [http://www.maxwellbiotech.com ], set up with the participation of RVC [http://www.rusventure.ru/en ] - Russia's government fund of venture capital funds. Hepatera was...

2014-01-16 10:01:37

Study shows safe and simpler treatment for potentially deadly, liver-damaging disease Efforts to cure hepatitis C, the liver-damaging infectious disease that has for years killed more Americans than HIV/AIDS, are about to get simpler and more effective, according to new research at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere. In a study to be reported in the Jan. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say combination treatments involving a pair of experimental, oral antiviral...

FDA Approves Sovaldi For Treatment Of Chronic Hepatitis C
2013-12-08 07:27:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), a new drug that can treat hepatitis C infections, has been approved for sale by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agency officials confirmed on Friday. According to Kim Painter of USA Today, the medication is manufactured by Gilead Sciences and “can be paired with other drugs to make treatment of the liver-damaging disease faster, easier and more effective.” Dr. Edward Cox, director of the...

2013-11-04 23:24:39

Demas Law Group, a Sacramento personal injury law firm, has filed a complaint against Townsend Farms and Costco alleging that an unidentified woman was injured by ingesting tainted berries. Sacramento, California (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Demas Law Group has filed a case (California Superior Court, County of Sacramento, Case No.: 2013-00152511) on behalf of “Jane Doe” against Townsend Farms, Costco and other unidentified defendants, alleging that the companies caused serious injury to...

2013-10-29 11:03:54

Infants who get hepatitis C from their mothers during childbirth may inherit a viral strain that replicates more quickly than strains found in non-pregnant hosts, according to a new study published Oct. 27 in Nature Medicine. The findings, from a team in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, are the first to describe how a virus that has infected 180 million people worldwide takes advantage of immune changes during pregnancy. About 1 percent of all pregnant women...

Diet Pill Linked To Hawaiian Hepatitis Outbreak
2013-10-09 15:38:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials are acting quickly to inform consumers and begin an investigation of a growing number of non-viral hepatitis cases in Hawaii. Officials have linked the cases to a dietary supplement product labeled as OxyElite Pro, which is marketed as a weight-loss supplement. "In the interest of protecting public health, we are moving quickly to learn as much as possible," the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. "We...

2013-09-26 13:36:02

UCSF researchers find virus from the ocean that confounds lab analysis The report by scientists of a new hepatitis virus earlier this year was a false alarm, according to UC San Francisco researchers who correctly identified the virus as a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research labs. Their finding, they said, highlights both the promise and peril of today’s powerful “next-generation” lab techniques that are used to track down new agents of disease. In...


Latest Viral hepatitis Reference Libraries

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

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...

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2011-01-24 12:50:52

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%...

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2011-01-20 19:23:30

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...

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2011-01-20 19:14:56

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...

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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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