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New Hepatitis C Treatment Option Available for Patients Who Failed DAA Therapy
Findings from a clinical trial from researchers at Hospital Saint Joseph in Marseilles give new hope to patients with HCV in whom treatment with direct-acting antivirals previously failed.
ASM Microbe 2017 Keynote Speaker Brings DNA Sequencing to Space
ASM member Kate Rubins, PhD, first individual to sequence DNA in space, shed light on her experience as a NASA astronaut in a keynote conversation at the ASM Microbe 2017 meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Exploring the Link Between Steatosis Progression and HIV & HCV Infection
Not much is known about how HIV mono-infection contributes to the development of hepatic steatosis, due to how difficult diagnosis of this condition used to be. Now, with the developement of noninvasive tools, it is easier to diagnose steatosis.
Ebola Outbreak Seemingly Contained as Experimental Vaccine Approved for Use
As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo holds steady at 2 confirmed and 3 probable cases, the Ministry of Health has approved the administration of an experimental vaccine against the virus.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of May 21, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of May 21, 2017.
Generic HCV Drugs Are More Affordable Way to Improve Patient Outcomes in India
The lack of availability of generic DAAs in many other parts of the world increases prices and often limits treatment to people with later stages of the disease.
Ebola Outbreak Continues to Unfold While Researchers Identify New Vaccine Target for the Virus
While the 2016 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to unfold, researchers have identified the first natural human antibodies against all three major disease-causing ebolaviruses.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?