Archive for the 'Health' Category

Biomarker that predicts response to hepatitis C treatment identified

Monday, August 17th, 2009

LONDON - Duke University Medical Center scientists have discovered the first genetic marker that predicts response to hepatitis C treatments.

Gene variant helps explain why whites with hepatitis C respond better to treatment than blacks

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Gene variant predicts hepatitis treatment success
NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve found a big reason why treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection works better for white patients than for African-Americans. It’s a tiny variation in a gene.

Protein key to hepatitis C virus replication identified

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Experts at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany say that they have identified a protein in infected liver cells that is essential for the replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

LONDON - Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s later in life, according to a new study.

Herbs like tulsi can help fight swine flu, claim Ayurveda experts

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Medicinal herbs like tulsi, which is commonly found in people’s homes, can help boost one’s immunity and thus fight Influenza A (H1N1), say Ayurveda doctors.

Anadys Pharmaceuticals says hepatitis C drug candidate shows potential in early study

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Anadys says hepatitis C drug shows potential
SAN DIEGO — Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Tuesday its hepatitis C drug candidate ANA-773 could be extremely effective at treating the diseases.

Blueberry can help protect against hepatitis C virus infections

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Blueberry leaves might offer protection against hepatitis C virus infections, according to researchers.

First human receives new antibody aimed at neutralizing Hepatitis C virus

Friday, August 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A volunteer has for the first time received a human monoclonal antibody that can neutralize the Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

French researchers find new strain of HIV virus in African woman who moved to Paris

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

New HIV strain discovered in woman from Cameroon
WASHINGTON — A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon.

Anadys Pharma says FDA approved mid stage study design for ANA598, and shares advance

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Anadys rockets after FDA approves trial design
NEW YORK — Shares of Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc. climbed Friday after the company said regulators approved the design of a study of a potential hepatitis C treatment.


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