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Grant Targets “Perfect Storm” Threatening Lives

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Yale School of Public Health Assistant Professor Gregg Gonsalves has encountered many challenges fighting the HIV epidemic over…
FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

January 9, 2020

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new…
Building on his lab’s expertise in human liver pathogens, Alexander Ploss and his team have pioneered new screening platforms and new methods to evaluate therapeutic candidates against hepatitis B and E viruses, which cause life-threatening infections. Videography by Evelyn Tu, Flying Camel Media; video produced by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Identifying new drugs to cure hepatitis B and E virus infection

January 2, 2020

A new approach for discovering antivirals against hepatitis B and E viruses aims to identify new drug candidates…
NIH strategic plan details pathway to achieving Hepatitis B cure

December 11, 2019

A highly effective vaccine to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been available for nearly 40 years,…
New Study has Global Impact on Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts

December 9, 2019

An international team of researchers conducts a study that defines a simple, low-cost blood test that yields high-performing…
Bacteriophage therapy may ease severity of alcoholic hepatitis

November 15, 2019

A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver…
Injection drug use: not the same across Canada

November 15, 2019

In Canada, 171,900 people injected drugs in 2016, up from 130,000 in 2011. In a study published in…
New Hepatitis C treatment approved by FDA. Shortens treatment to 8 weeks

September 27, 2019

FDA approves treatment for adults and children with all genotypes of hepatitis C and compensated cirrhosis that shortens…
Statins can prevent liver cancer

August 22, 2019

Fat-soluble statins can prevent liver cancer and reduce mortality in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. These are findings…
UW Medicine: 12 patients saved with Hep C transplant protocol in Year 1

July 15, 2019

In the first year of a new protocol, UW Medicine specialists transplanted 13 patients with donor organs – seven…
What Is Hepatitis and How Is It Contracted?

June 28, 2019

There are numerous hepatitis viruses, including ones that are transmitted by water. Here’s how you can avoid getting…
No downside but cost to Hep C antivirals, hepatologist says

June 13, 2019

Lauren Beste, a general internist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, treats hepatitis C patients at…
Scientists discover how Hepatitis C “ghosts” our immune system

June 12, 2019

Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how the highly infectious and sometimes deadly Hepatitis C virus (HCV)…
Researchers learn more about severe liver disease

May 15, 2019

Approximately one out of every ten people with hepatitis B are coinfected with hepatitis D, which is among…
Hepatitis C-Infected Hearts and Lungs Safely Transplanted

April 29, 2019

Infectious diseases experts and transplant physicians and surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have blocked the transmission of…
Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in Nine Patients Following Lifesaving Heart Transplants from Infected Donors

March 5, 2019

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased…
Why Shame Keeps Patients from Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

February 21, 2019

Patients diagnosed with an alcohol-related liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis may feel an unexpected complication: shame. That’s because friends, family members and…
Opioids and Hepatitis C: How OxyContin Fed a New Epidemic

February 19, 2019

Purdue Pharma’s 2010 reformulation of OxyContin as an abuse-resistant pill was supposed to be a breakthrough in battling the burgeoning…
Needle and syringe programmes are highly cost-effective at preventing hepatitis C transmission

January 28, 2019

Providing clean injecting equipment through needle and syringe programmes is a highly cost-effective way of preventing hepatitis C…
Region’s 1st hepatitis C heart-transplant recipient is cured

January 21, 2019

UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C…
New research aims to help improve uptake of Hepatitis C testing

November 16, 2018

New research published in Scientific Reports shows persisting fears about HIV infection may impact testing uptake for the Hepatitis C…
Incarceration is likely to increase HIV and HCV transmission among people who inject drugs, new study finds

November 8, 2018

Injecting drug use, through the sharing of needles, syringes and other injecting equipment, is a primary route of…
Heart-transplant program opens access to Hep C-positive donors

June 14, 2018

UW Medicine’s heart-transplant team this month began giving all of its patients access to suitable donor hearts from decedents who…
Oldest genetic evidence of Hepatitis B virus found in ancient DNA from 4,500 year-old skeletons

May 10, 2018

An extinct strain of the human Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been discovered in Bronze Age human skeletons…
Research Brief: Developing oral medicines that work more efficiently

April 24, 2018

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and The Dow Chemical Company have joined forces to tackle one of…
Antiviral drug not beneficial for reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B when added to existing preventatives

March 14, 2018

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce…
An Achilles heel discovered in viruses could fuel new antiviral approaches

January 31, 2018

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of…
Research Indicates Harm Reduction Programs May Prevent Hepatitis C in Injection Drug Users

May 8, 2017

Researchers at UCSF and their colleagues have found that Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject…
Genetic study reveals how hepatitis C interacts with humans

April 14, 2017

Researchers at the University of Oxford have for the first time developed a method for analysing and comparing…
Viral escape hatch could be treatment target for hepatitis E

January 18, 2017

The technique that the hepatitis E virus — an emerging liver virus historically found in developing countries but…
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