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Drug duo raises hopes for beating hepatitis C

A report released this week is adding to growing expectations that it may soon be possible to cure even the toughest cases of hepatitis...

Metabolic syndrome found in 52 percent of patients after liver transplantation

Researchers from Israel have determined that more than half of liver transplant recipients develop post-transplantation metabolic syndrome (PTMS), placing them at greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Prior to transplantation only 5% of the patie...

Hepatitis C: In 2011, a predictive marker for response to therapy

Scientists at Inserm and Institut Pasteur have performed biomarker discovery on patients being treated for chronic hepatitis C infection. Their work, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, demonstrates that the plasma levels of the p...

Visceral adiposity index directly correlated to viral load in genotype 1...

Researchers at the University of Palermo in Italy provide the evidence that a higher visceral adiposity index score -- a new index of adipose dysfunction -- has a direct correlation with viral load and is independently associated with both steatos...

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