Hepatitis

Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

16 hours ago   |   UNC Healthcare

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to...
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A key player in hepatitis A virus infection discovered

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

How hepatitis A virus manages to enter liver cells called hepatocytes and initiate infection had remained a mystery for fifty years until now.
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Publisher's Platform: CDC punts on recommending food service worker vaccinations - CDC, low risk perhaps, but at times, at a very high cost

4 days ago   |   Food Safety

Opinion Yesterday it was reported that a food handler at the White Steamer diner in Washington, Indiana who worked last week has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The Daviess...
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Treatment of Hepatitis C: A New Paradigm toward Viral Eradication

6 days ago   |   The Journal of Pediatrics

“This unprecedented efficacy has led to speculation that HCV infection might be eradicated even in the absence of a vaccine, but there are many impediments to global...
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VIDEO: Both good, bad things can come out of COVID-19 pandemic

7 days ago   |   Healio   |   5 articles

In this exclusive video, Nancy S. Reau, MD, section chief of hepatology and associate director of organ transplantation at Rush University Medical Center, discusses the lasting...
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Phase IIB clinical trial initiated for treating hepatitis B-associated liver cancer

9 days ago   |   News Medical

The first patients have been dosed in a multi-regional Phase IIB randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial for the treatment of hepatitis B-associated liver cancer.
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People with Hepatitis D have up to three times the risk of developing fatal liver cancer

9 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Of all the hepatitis viruses, D is the most poorly known. This small virus, which can only infect people already infected with Hepatitis B, has so far been little studied.
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People infected with hepatitis D are more prone to hepatocellular carcinoma

10 days ago   |   News Medical

Of all the hepatitis viruses, D is the most poorly known.This small virus, which can only infect people already infected with Hepatitis B, has so far been little studied.
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Worse COVID-19 Outcomes With Liver Injury at Presentation

12 days ago   |   Medscape   |   2 articles

Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of COVID-19 are common, but only liver injury at presentation is associated with an increased risk of death or ICU admission...
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Universal screening reveals ‘striking' HCV antibody prevalence in people born after 1965

13 days ago   |   Healio

Universal hepatitis C virus screening in EDs with the ability to opt out showed that nearly half of infections were identified in people born after 1965, according to findings...
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Coronavirus UK: Government's contact tracing site crashes

Coronavirus UK: Government's contact tracing site crashes

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Even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies: French study raises hope...

Even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies: French study raises hope of immunity

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Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on its website, warning that antibody tests for COVID-19 may be wrong up to half of the time in delivering a false... Read more ...