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  • New combination therapy offers chance of curing hepatitis B

    Around 260 million people, more than three percent of the world's population, are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV); in the long term, this often leads to complications such as cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. A cure is not yet possible with existing drugs. Scientists at t more

  • New Vaccine Platform for a Vaccination against Hepatitis B

    Scientists of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have researched a vaccine platform, which confers a very good immune response (B cell and T cell response) and protection against hepatitis B in the mouse model. The vaccine platform is based on virus-like particles (VLPs) of the hepatitis B virus. The VLPs we more

  • Findings could lead to treatment of hepatitis B

    Researchers at the University of Delaware, working with colleagues at Indiana University, have gained new insights into the virus that causes hepatitis B -- a life-threatening and incurable infection that afflicts more than 250 million people worldwide. The discovery reveals previously unknown detai more

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Duck hepatitis B virus

Duck hepatitis B virus Duck Hepatitis B virus, DHBV, is part of the Avihepadnavirus genus of the Hepadnaviridae , and is the causal agent of duck hepatitis B. DHBV is a small DNA virus with a diameter of 40-45nm. The viral envelope is made ... more


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