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2012-09-24 23:04:15

On August 24th, 2012 BusinessWeek reported that Elli Lilly´s experimental new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer´s disease delayed the worsening of mental loss, in a sub-analysis of patients in the earliest stage of the disease, while failing to meet the primary goals of two large trials. The only other therapy in final-stage testing is Baxter International Inc.´s Gammagard, an intravenous solution that is made from human plasma. At the end of February 1994, Baxter announced...

2012-08-24 23:00:26

In August 2012, Baxter announced that it will discontinue manufacturing Gammagard S/D [Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)] as of December 2012. Gammagard is an intravenous solution that is made from human plasma. It is a sterile solution, which helps the body maintain immunity and fight disease. At the end of February 1994, Baxter announced it was removing it from the global market because of the possibility that it may have transmitted the hepatitis virus, including hepatitis C. Now,...

Baby Boomers Should Get Tested For Hepatitis C
2012-08-17 09:55:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently advised that around two million baby boomers should get examined for the hepatitis C virus. Leaving the virus untreated can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The recommendation was included in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. To begin, CDC officials stated that many people weren´t aware that they were infected with the virus and it can take...

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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...

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%...

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...

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...

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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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.