Hepatitis-B

New combination therapy offers chance of healing hepatitis B

The new therapeutic approach is based on shutting down the viral hepatitis B genome located in the nucleus of infected liver cells. Upon infection of the liver cell, the viral…

First Drug for Hepatitis D has Been Approved by European Commission

What started off as basic research 25 years ago has now lead to a successfully approved drug: The entry blocker bulevirtide (brand name Hepcludex, formerly…

Uncovering the Camouflage of the Hepatitis B Virus

The innate immune system is the first line of defence after infection by viruses and other pathogens. Molecular patterns typical of pathogens – so-called…

Unusual hepatitis B virus discovered in shrews

Infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are one of the major global health problems. More than 240 million people worldwide are chronically infected with…

Checkmate for hepatitis B viruses in the liver

Infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are a global health problem. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 260 million people…

A silver lining like no other

Vaccinations are the world's frontline defence against infectious diseases yet despite decades of interventions, unsafe injection practices continue to expose…

NIH scientists illuminate causes of hepatitis b virus-associated acute liver failure

By applying state-of-the-art technologies, the researchers discovered important new mechanisms about the disease by examining liver samples taken from four…

Helmholtz supports three research projects along the road to application

Independent assessors have recently recommended to financially supporting three more projects: a continuous production process for more cost efficient…

Men-only hepatitis B mutation explains higher cancer rates

Although some women do progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer, the mutation is absent in HBV in women. The research is published ahead of print in the Journal…

Discovery of a more than 82 million years old hepatitis B virus

The liver inflammation hepatitis B comprises 350 million chronic illnesses and is one of the most prevalent virus infections worldwide – and the ancestors of…

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