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New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C

Data from a late-breaking abstract presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 identifies a new compound, SBEL1, that has the ability to inhibit hepatitis...

Newly found tactics in offense-defense struggle with hepatitis C virus

The hepatitis C virus has a previously unrecognized tactic to outwit antiviral responses and sustain a long-term infection. It also turns out that some...

Hepatitis C Virus Proven to Remain Infectious for Up to Six...

Yale researchers from the schools of public health and medicine have proven that an accidental drop of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain...

FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Sovaldi is the first drug that...

FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis C is a viral...

‘High-risk’ organs from deceased donors safe when screened with current methods

Approximately 10% of deceased donor kidneys are considered "high-risk" for infection (HIV, HCV, HBV) and disease transmission according to criteria set by the Centers...

Steps to Keep Young Drug Users Hep C-free

UC San Francisco researchers are recommending a combination of six comprehensive measures to prevent the spread of hepatitis C, in an effort to address...

Green tea flavonoid may prevent reinfection with hep C after transplant

German researchers have determined that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)—a flavonoid found in green tea—inhibits the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from entering liver cells. Study findings available...

IL28B gene predicts treatment outcome for liver transplantation patients

German researchers have found a significant association of IL28B genotypes to interferon-based antiviral treatment outcome, and to graft inflammation caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). The study determined that the presence of G-allele serves as a m...

Lack of health insurance limits hepatitis C patients’ access to latest...

New research has determined that patients in the U.S. with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are twice as likely to not have health insurance coverage compared with those without the disease. In fact researchers found only a third of HCV infected Americans ha...

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