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Does hepatitis C virus remain in the body after successful treatment?

Persistence of very low-level hepatitis C infection after a sustained virologic response to hepatitis C treatment is an extremely rare event and is not associated with any liver damage, Spanish researchers report in Nature Scientific Reports this week. Hepatitis C infection is cured if the virus is undetectable 12 weeks after the completion of a… Read More »

MS symptoms improved by treatment that attacks glandular fever virus

Destroying the Epstein-Barr virus can help relieve MS symptomsBSIP SA / Alamy Stock Photo By Alice Klein Training the immune system to fight the virus responsible for glandular fever – also known as infectious mononucleosis or “mono” – leads to improvements in multiple sclerosis symptoms,  a small clinical trial has concluded. The Epstein-Barr virus has long… Read More »

Modified virus used to kill cancer cells

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumours – healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the… Read More »