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  • NIH Grants $3 Million to Develop New Hepatitis B Treatments
    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a viral infection that increases the likelihood of developing liver cancer or liver failure. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 2 billion people currently are infected with HBV, which is more than 10 times the number of ...More
    8 hours ago Posted in News
  • UNC Researchers Identify How Hepatitis A Virus Causes Liver Injury
    Hepatitis researchers have long thought that immune cells sent by the body to attack virus-infected cells in the liver cause the acute liver injury associated with hepatitis A virus (HAV) and other hepatitis viruses. Yet, investigators at the University of North Carolina at ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Prisons Could Unlock a Hepatitis C-Free Future
    Prisons provide one of the most significant opportunities to drive down the prevalence of hepatitis C, and help reach global WHO elimination goals, according to new research presented at the 5th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users today. "On the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Research Supports Hepatitis C Treatment for People Who Use Drugs
    Global health experts are today are calling for the removal of restrictions preventing people who use drugs from accessing new hepatitis C cures. So long as these restrictions exist, the goal of disease elimination will remain out of reach, they say. They are gathered in ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UM-Madison Technology Enlisted in Battle Against Hepatitis B
    A method for "silencing" RNA that emerged from a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff company is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against hepatitis B, an infection that can destroy the liver. ...More
    August 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Research Supports the Removal of Drug Use as a Restriction to Hepatitis C Treatment
    New, highly curative hepatitis C therapy is both safe and effective as a treatment option for people who inject drugs receiving opioid substitution therapy according to the results of a world-first clinical trial led by professor Gregory Dore at the Kirby Institute at UNSW ...More
    August 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover New Hepatitis C Virus Mechanism
    Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have uncovered the mechanisms that suppress the propagation of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with the potential of improving pathological liver conditions. Using model mice, they confirmed that when a certain enzyme is inhibited, HCV ...More
    July 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Screen-and-Treat Approach for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications
    Research into Africa's first screen-and-treat program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The new findings, from researchers at a number of international institutions including Imperial College London and the Medical ...More
    July 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Encourages Action to Reduce Deaths from Viral Hepatitis
    Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, July 28, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know ...More
    July 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • Electronic Medical Record Alerts Contribute to Dramatic Rise in Hepatitis C Screening
    Baby boomers -- adults born between 1945 and 1965 -- are five times more likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force recommend that all patients in that ...More
    July 26, 2016 Posted in News
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