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Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of April 9, 2017
In case you missed them, here are our top 5 articles for the week of April 9, 2017.
Examining HCV Burden in EU and Measures to Eradicate it by 2030
Researchers from the Center for Disease Analysis investigated the incidence of hepatitis C in the European Union (EU) and examined the measures that would be needed to achieve the World Health Organization’s ultimate goal of eradicating the disease by 2030.
Doctors Without Borders Among 30 Groups to Challenge HCV Drug Patent in Europe
Doctors Without Borders and humanitarian groups across Europe are coordinating their opposition to Gilead Sciences Inc’s patent for hepatitis C treatment sofosbuvir, the basis for the biopharmaceutical giant’s Sovaldi, Harvoni, and Epclusa drugs.
Hepatitis & Gut Microbiome May Provide Potential Links to Parkinson's Disease
A recent study has found that individuals with chronic hepatitis B and C infections may have more to worry about; they may also be at increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Not only this, but a change in the microbiome may also elicit the development of the disease.
Hepatitis C Virus is Associated with a Higher Risk of Developing Cataracts
Researchers from the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science have established a potential link between hepatitis C virus and cataract development.
New Ebola Virus Vaccines Show Promise in Clinical Trials with Humans
Researchers from the University of Oxford and Janssen Pharmaceuticals believe they have demonstrated an Ebola vaccine approach that fosters immunity for up to 1 year.
Study Elucidates a Mechanism for HCV Evasion of Immune Response
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers provide insight on how HCV evades the human immune response and why developing an HCV vaccine has been difficult.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of March 12, 2017
In case you missed them, our top 5 articles for the week of March 12, 2017 are highlighted here.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.