• WHO Welcomes Global Momentum on Viral Hepatitis
    On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes new progress in tackling one of the world’s most serious diseases. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Cured in Co-Infected HIV Patients
    A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase III clinical trial, a combination drug therapy cures chronic hepatitis C in the majority of patients co-infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. "In many settings, hepatitis C is now a leading cause of death among HIV ...More
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  • Major Gaps in Hepatitis C Care Identified as New Drugs and Screening Efforts Emerge
    A new meta-analysis published online in PLOS ONE by infectious disease and epidemiology specialists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care that will prove useful as the U.S. health care system ...More
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  • Penn Immunologist to Co-Direct $12 Million Grant to Study Hepatitis
    John Wherry, PhD, an associate professor of microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are co-directing a $12 million grant to study immune responses in people who have been ...More
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  • Hepatitis C Infection Supports Organ Acceptance, Scientists Discover
    Chronic hepatitis C virus infections are among the most common reasons for liver transplants. Because existing viruses also infect the new liver, the immune system is highly active there. Despite this, the new organ is not rejected, as scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum ...More
    June 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Hepatitis C Virus
    Twenty-five years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) played a pivotal role in the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C. After the isolation of HCV, implementation of screening of blood products and organs for donation led to a decrease in ...More
    June 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • 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 (HCC). That was the finding of a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...More
    June 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • How Long Should HCV Treatment Last? Study Suggests Answers are Complex
    As new treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are approved, biomedical scientists are exploring their mechanisms and what they reveal about the virus. An online publication this month in Hepatology is the first to report real-time tracking of viral decay in the liver and ...More
    May 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Paper-Based Diagnostics Could Curb Hepatitis C Pandemic
    To the relief of patients diagnosed with hepatitis C, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new treatments late last year, and a few more are on the way. Now scientists are solving another side of the disease's problem: identifying the millions more who have the ...More
    May 21, 2014 Posted in News
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