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2012-04-19 02:29:25

BARCELONA, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Today Merck announced results demonstrating no difference in the rates of viral clearance between two anemia management strategies for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HVC) genotype 1 infection treated with VICTRELIS(TM) (boceprevir) in combination with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin (P/R). Anemia is a common development of P/R therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients. For the patients studied, the anemia was either managed by...

2012-03-14 15:30:00

Status C Unknown Urges Lawmakers to Address Growing Impact of Virus That Has Surpassed HIV as a Cause of Death -- Approximately 300,000 residents of New York State are infected with the hepatitis C virus, but up to 70% don't know. U.S. deaths associated with hepatitis C have surpassed those from HIV according to a new report from the CDC, and up to 1 in 33 baby boomers may be infected. Albany, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Status C Unknown, a non-profit 501(c)3 today led hundreds of patients...

2011-12-02 19:25:00

Montefiore Liver Specialists Urge Population to be Tested for This Potentially Deadly Virus "Twitter Chat" Hosted by @MontefioreNews on December 8, noon, #MonteHepC NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts at Montefiore Medical Center urge the general public to be tested for the Hepatitis C virus, especially baby boomers, adults born between 1946-1964, who could be most at risk for this disease. Baby boomers are more likely to have been exposed to dangerous risk...

2011-11-09 14:00:00

⢠96-week study in a population of nucleos(t)ide-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection ⢠Data presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases congress in San Francisco San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) today announced 96-week results from the BEâLOWâ“ž¢ study, a Phase IIIb clinical trial comparing...

2011-11-08 07:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --- By examining multiple-cause death records, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that deaths from viral hepatitis are insufficiently appreciated and by 2007 were exceeding reported deaths caused by HIV. Approximately 21.8 million records were included in the study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases on Tuesday, November 8. Those records...

2011-11-04 06:30:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) today announced that it will webcast an investor event from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) on Sunday, November 6, 2011 starting at 6:30pm PT. During this webcast, management will review Pharmasset's progress on the programs that are the subject of presentations at AASLD. To download a slide presentation and access a simultaneous webcast of this event via the internet, log on to the...

2011-10-26 13:35:00

CDC reports poorly-cleaned blood glucose testing supplies are a major cause of hepatitis B infection in diabetics, as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 If you have diabetes, you should clean your glucose meter often to prevent diseases. An analysis conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that patients with diabetes are at a significantly increased risk of infection by the hepatitis B virusâ”infection is about two...

2011-10-21 03:00:00

PARIS, October 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, with 350 million people worldwide being chronically infected[1]- this compares with 33 million people living with HIV infection[2]- yet there remains a lack of reliable resources for hepatitis B patientsand caregivers - PATH B - "Patients and Professionals Acting Together for Hepatitis B" (...

2011-10-20 08:14:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AASLD President's Press Conference Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 4:00-5:00 pm Room 2011, Moscone West Convention Center San Francisco, California AASLD President T. Jake Liang, MD, will host a press conference on the first full day of presentations at The Liver Meeting®, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Liang will highlight individual studies and themes from the 2300...

2011-10-10 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of synthetic vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that it has entered into a product development collaboration agreement with its affiliate, VGX International Inc. (KSE:011000), to co-develop Inovio's SynCon® therapeutic vaccines for hepatitis B and C infections. Under the terms of the agreement, VGX International will...


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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