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New McGill researchers win recognition
McGill's research community has scored another triumph this summer by obtaining a record number of (2001-09-19)
UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells
Hepatitis C virus has evolved to invade and hijack the basic machinery of the human liver cell to ensure its survival and spread. (2012-12-18)
Fighting disease atom by atom
Researchers at Rice University and their international colleagues have for the first time described the atomic structure of the protein shell that carries the genetic code of hepatitis E (HEV). (2009-07-21)
Hepatitis B Foundation awards UT School of Public Health professor
R. Palmer Beasley, M.D., Ashbel Smith Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health, has been awarded the Hepatitis B Foundation's Distinguished Scientist Award 2010. (2010-01-08)
Counting every thought: What consumers see when looking at ads
Thought-listing exercises are frequently used by researchers to gauge people's reactions to advertisements. (2008-04-21)
News tips from the Journal of Biological Chemistry
Story ideas from the April 20, 2007 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry include new insight into how sperm cells activate eggs during fertilization; a new chemical effective against anthrax; the role of a new protein in the growth of hepatitis C virus; new findings about gene repression; and a potential new drug against African sleeping sickness. (2007-04-20)
'PATH B,' a comprehensive support program in Europe for patients with chronic hepatitis B launched
Hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, with 350 million people worldwide being chronically infected -- this compares with 33 million people living with HIV infection -- yet there remains a lack of reliable resources for hepatitis B patients and caregivers. (2011-10-21)
Study shows weight-based REBETOL dosing in combination with PEG-INTRON significantly improves ...
Twice as many African-American patients infected with the most difficult-to-treat form of chronic hepatitis C successfully cleared the virus when given a weight-based dose of REBETOL® (ribavirin, USP) rather than a flat dose, in combination with PEG-INTRON® (peginterferon alfa-2b). (2004-10-29)
Transmission of hepatitis C virus following antiviral treatment
A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation indicates that blood from patients with trace amounts of HCV RNA is able to cause infection in an animal model. (2014-07-08)
Antiviral therapy may prevent liver cancer in hepatitis B patients
Researchers have found that antiviral therapy may be successful in preventing hepatitis B virus from developing into the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma. (2014-06-09)
Cirrhosis, antibodies increase risk of poor outcome for autoimmune hepatitis patients
New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in patients with autoimmune hepatitis. (2015-09-01)
Most UK citizens susceptible to hepatitis B infection
The failure of the UK to introduce universal hepatitis B immunization means that most UK citizens are susceptible to infection, warns an infectious diseases expert in this week's BMJ. (2007-11-09)
Is it pancreatitis in acute abdominal pain in acute viral hepatitis?
Acute viral hepatitis is prevalent worldwide. A three-year study led by Dr. (2007-10-30)
Virus linked to Thoroughbred abortion epidemic
A new study by veterinary researchers at Oregon State University has linked a major epidemic of abortion a few years ago in Kentucky Thoroughbred mares to infection with vesivirus, the first time the virus has been suggested to cause this type of problem in horses. (2006-06-22)
Hepatitis B vaccine not associated with childhood multiple sclerosis
Vaccinating against the hepatitis B virus does not appear to be associated with the risk of developing multiple sclerosis in childhood, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-12-03)
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for 27 Nov. 2012
Below is information about articles being published in the Nov. (2012-11-26)
Racial disparities found in liver cancer survival rates
Black patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common liver cancer, had a 33 percent increased risk of death compared to non-Hispanic whites. (2016-05-23)
Investigational direct-acting antiviral BMS-790052 plus PEG-interferon alfa and ribavirin achieved up to 92 percent sustained virologic response in Phase II dose-ranging study of treatment-naïve hepatitis C patients
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced results from a Phase II clinical trial in which treatment with the investigational direct-acting antiviral BMS-790052, an NS5A replication complex inhibitor, in combination with PEG-Interferon alfa and ribavirin. (2011-04-02)
UCLA scientists identify how key protein keeps chronic infection in check
A new UCLA AIDS Institute study explains how a protein released by immune cells during chronic infection could restrict viruses like HIV and hepatitis C from spreading through the body. (2009-05-07)
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: September 2001
Mosquitoes not a likely vector for hepatitis C. Pathogenic fungi last over a month in common hospital items. (2001-09-21)
'Heroes of Chemistry': Developed new drugs and technology to cut heating and cooling bills
The scientists behind three inventions that touch the lives of millions of people around the world will be inducted into a coveted scientific (2012-08-19)
Hepatitis C virus proteins in space
Two researchers at Technische Universität München have won the 'International Space Station Research Competition' with their project 'Egypt Against Hepatitis C Virus.' As their prize, the scientists will see the International Space Station crew perform experiments on the space station. (2014-09-18)
Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern
While historically surgeons have been reluctant to transplant patients with HIV, in recent years, some centers have begun to accept patients with well-controlled HIV as candidates for liver or kidney transplantation. (2002-08-29)
PDL-1 antibody could help immune system fight off influenza viral infection, study suggests
An antibody that blocks a component of a key signaling pathway in the respiratory airways could help the immune system rid the body of the influenza virus, a new study suggests. (2013-12-23)
Combination treatment for Hep C associated with favorable response among patients with HIV
HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. (2014-07-19)
Chiron Discovers Significant Hepatitis C Binding Mechanism; Data Indicates CD81 Protein May Be A Virus Receptor
Emeryville, CA, October 29, 1998 - Chiron Corporation (Nasdaq: CHIR) today announced its discovery that a protein molecule (CD81) located on the surface of certain human cell types binds to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). (1998-10-30)
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Feb. 26, 2013
Below is information about articles being published in the Feb. (2013-02-25)
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
Washing strawberries with chlorinated water significantly cuts levels of bacteria, hepatitis A virus and other viruses that indicate possible contamination by animal or human wastes, according to a new study. (1998-05-21)
A*STAR, UK unite to fight infectious disease
Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research and the UK's Medical Research Council have jointly awarded S$4.5M in grants to six collaborative research projects in infectious diseases such as gastric flu, hepatitis B, dengue fever and tuberculosis. (2010-05-25)
Princeton researchers report new system to study chronic hepatitis B
Scientists from Princeton University have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections with the goal of testing new therapies. (2017-07-25)
How alcohol use may worsen hepatitis C infection
Immunology researchers have demonstrated that alcohol promotes the proliferation of hepatitis C virus in human liver cells. (2003-06-26)
Liver fibrosis will be treated by a potential target
The hepatitis is either self recovery or its development into liver fibrosis or, further, liver cirrhosis. (2007-10-16)
Hepatitis E vaccine is safe and effective and could be used in rich and poor countries, and for tourists
Data suggest that a third of the world's population is infected with the hepatitis E virus. (2010-08-22)
Surgeons put themselves at risk, despite evidence
Exposure to blood and body fluids while operating places surgeons at risk, yet a large number of doctors continue to put themselves in danger despite knowing the evidence, according to a University of Alberta study. (2003-02-19)
Henry Ford Hospital study: Donor Risk Index does not impact outcomes on a small scale
The Donor Risk Index, which assesses donor characteristics impacting liver transplantation outcomes, does not bear the same impact on outcomes on a small scale as is suggested from large-scale, national data. (2010-08-16)
Strides in identifying and improving screening practices and treatment for liver diseases
Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week shows that screening individuals for hepatitis C based on age instead of conventional risk factors may help increase detection rates as well as prevent liver disease. (2011-05-08)
Matching for liver transplants could prevent disease recurrence, says Pitt study
While matching is currently not used for liver transplantation, a study of more than 3,000 transplants suggests such testing for donor and recipient compatibility could reduce the incidence of disease recurrence after transplantation. (2002-04-30)
Scripps Research scientists identify key interaction in hepatitis C virus
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have identified a molecular interaction between a structural hepatitis C virus protein and a protein critical to viral replication. (2010-12-28)
NIH grants MU $3 million to develop new hepatitis B treatments
Currently, treatment for hepatitis B infections is limited to one class of drugs that targets the virus. (2016-10-04)
The role of organic transporters in pharmacokinetics and nephrotoxicity of newer antiviral therapies
Highly active antiretroviral therapy and direct acting antiviral agents are key elements in the effective pharmacotherapy of human immunodeficiency virus and Hepatitis C virus respectively. (2016-03-14)
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