Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Addressing the need to treat hepatitis C in pregnancy and infancy

Driven by the ongoing opioid epidemic and the sharing of needles, hepatitis C cases have been rising in the United States over the last decade, with the highest infection rates among young adults, including women of childbearing ...

Vaccination

Increase in hepatitis A vaccination needed to prevent deaths

Nearly two-thirds of those with hepatitis A virus (HAV)-related deaths have at least one documented indication for HAV vaccine, and only 4% have evidence of vaccination, according to research published in the Oct. 20 issue ...

Medications

Study reveals potential of methotrexate to treat liver cancer

Liver cancer is one of the most prevalent and deadly types of cancer worldwide. Most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, which leaves them with few treatment options. Unfortunately, the first-line drugs used in advanced ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Humanized' liver in mice reveals roots of chronic diseases

Yale researchers have created a functional "humanized" liver in living mice that will help scientists find human-specific mechanisms for regulating cholesterol levels and potentially for treating chronic liver diseases afflicting ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinic is detecting—and treating—hepatitis C virus in infants

A pediatric infectious disease team led by University at Buffalo faculty is screening and treating hepatitis C virus (HCV)-exposed infants. The clinic's efforts are documented in a new paper based on an 11-year retrospective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers solve the mystery of how a deadly virus hides in humans

With a new method for examining virus samples researchers from the University of Copenhagen have solved an old riddle about how Hepatitis C virus avoids the human body's immune defenses. The result may have an impact on how ...

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