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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Cancer Rates Among Patients With Hepatitis C Are Increased Compared to Those Not Infected

Apr. 24, 2015 — New results show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of ... read more

Novel Immunotherapeutic, TG1050, Shows Early Signs of Potential for Chronic Hepatitis B Cure

Apr. 23, 2015 — A novel immunotherapeutic in early development for chronic hepatitis B , has been shown to reach the clinical goals that are considered to be the hallmarks of a cure for ... read more

Delaying Treatment for Hepatitis C Puts Patients' Lives at Risk

Apr. 23, 2015 — New data highlights the impact of delaying treatment for the hepatitis C virus. Researchers found that treatment delays have a serious detrimental effect on treatment efficacy, increasing the risk of ... read more

Daclatasvir-Sofosbuvir Combination Highly Effective and Well Tolerated in Patients With Hepatitis C

Apr. 23, 2015 — Phase III results show that once-daily treatment with daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir resulted in an overall 97 percent sustained virologic response at 12 weeks post-treatment in patients with hepatitis ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A post-exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa has been developed by researchers. The treatment uses a ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A potential cure for hepatitis B virus infections has been found with a promising new treatment proving 100 per cent successful in eliminating the infection in preclinical models. Australian patients ... read more

Finding New Drugs for Infectious Diseases: Selecting the Right Tool for the Job

Apr. 14, 2015 — Randomized clinical trials of new drugs have long been considered the 'gold standard' in determining safety and efficacy before drugs, biologics, vaccines or devices are introduced to the ... read more

How Best to Test Ebola Treatment

Apr. 14, 2015 — An unconventional clinical trial design might have advantages over classical trials for testing treatments for Ebola virus disease (EVD), suggests a new study. The work provides much-needed data to ... read more

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

Apr. 13, 2015 — Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago. The surprising results demonstrate ... read more

Cancer Virology Team Reveals New Pathway That Controls How Cells Make Proteins

Apr. 13, 2015 — A serendipitous combination of technology and scientific discovery, coupled with a hunch, allowed researchers to reveal a previously invisible biological process that may be implicated in the rapid ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system -- in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system -- from single-celled to human ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new ... read more

HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at ... read more

Can Humans Get Norovirus from Their Dogs?

Apr. 10, 2015 — Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says a veterinarian and first author of a new ... read more

Microbes Disprove Long-Held Assumption That All Organisms Share a Common Vocabulary

Apr. 10, 2015 — Some microorganisms found in nature and not grown in the laboratory reinterpret the instructions coded into their DNA. Short segments of DNA that signal other organisms to stop adding building blocks ... read more

Specific Cells in Female Reproductive Tract Display Susceptibility to HIV Infection

Apr. 9, 2015 — Some portions of the female reproductive tract are more likely to be infected by HIV, particularly the ectocervix compared to the endometrium, researchers have discovered. "We now want to ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Interfering with the replication of the Ebola virus can stop the virus in its tracks, a new study shows. The discovery opens the door to finding more effective treatments. The Ebola outbreak that ... read more

Children With Neurological Disorders Need Flu Vaccine but Don't Always Get It

Apr. 9, 2015 — Children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs) are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Although experts have recognized NNDDs as high-risk conditions for influenza ... read more

Allergy Drug Inhibits Hepatitis C in Mice

Apr. 8, 2015 — An over-the-counter drug indicated to treat allergy symptoms limited hepatitis C virus activity in infected mice, according to a study. The results suggest that the drug, chlorcyclizine HCl, ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Medical researchers have developed a quick-acting vaccine that is both safe and effective with a single dose against the Ebola strain that killed thousands of people in West Africa last year. During ... read more

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