News tagged with hepatitis c virus
(Medical Xpress) -- A University of Alberta researcher and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology has made the discovery of a vaccine that will potentially help combat hepatitis C. Michael Houghton, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (17) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The adverse side effects of certain hepatitis C medications can now be replicated and observed in Petri dishes and test tubes, thanks to a research team led by Craig Cameron, the Paul Berg ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 16, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Hepatitis C virus has evolved to invade and hijack the basic machinery of the human liver cell to ensure its survival and spread. Researchers at the University of North have discovered how hepatitis C binds ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new vaccine against the chronic liver disease hepatitis C has shown promising results in a first clinical trial in humans, Oxford University researchers report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Viral diseases are still one of the biggest challenges to medical science. Thanks to thousands of years of co-evolution with humans, their ability to harness the biology of their human hosts to survive and thrive makes them ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 02, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A study by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and a multinational team reveals how daclatasvir, a direct-acting antiviral agent in development for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), targets one of its ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 18, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the University of Birmingham have demonstrated for the first time that human brain cells can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), it is reported today.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has found antibodies that can prevent infection from widely differing strains of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in cell culture and animal models.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—An experimental therapy for hepatitis C—a "silent killer" linked to liver cancer and cirrhosis—has shown promise in tamping down virus levels in early trials.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(AP) -- For the first time, health officials are proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 18, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.
Medical research Mar 19, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists at Rockefeller University and The Scripps Research Institute have developed the first genetically humanized mouse model for hepatitis C, an achievement that will enable researchers to test molecules that block ...
Medical research Jun 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
More Americans died in 2007 of hepatitis C infection, which causes incurable liver disease, than from the virus that causes AIDS, US health authorities said this week.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Hepatitis C virus not AIDS-causing HIV is the leading chronic virus infection leading to death in the United States, and its victims most often are baby boomers. More than ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 24, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Hepatitis C virus
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small (55-65 nm in size), enveloped, positive sense single strand RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae. Although Hepatitis A virus, Hepatitis B virus, and Hepatitis C virus have similar names (because they all cause liver inflammation), these are distinctly different viruses both genetically and clinically.
For more information about Hepatitis C virus, read the full article at
This text uses material from Wikipedia and is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.