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Sofosbuvir Shows Anti-Zika Activity In Vitro
Marcia Triunfol | Jul 19, 2016
Already approved for the treatment of hepatitis C, the drug appears to impair RNA-directed RNA polymerase activity in the virus.
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2015
A guide to culturing cells with viruses in mind
Combatting Viruses with RNA-Targeted CRISPR
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 27, 2015
Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.
Merck Snaps Up Biotech for $3.85B
Tracy Vence | Jun 10, 2014
The drug giant will acquire Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Idenix Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on developing treatments for hepatitis C.
Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.
Viral in Valencia
Chris Palmer | Oct 1, 2013
A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.
Lab Tubes Contaminated with Virus
Kerry Grens | Sep 20, 2013
A novel virus thought to have come from human samples appears to have been derived from seawater during the manufacture of tubes used to extract DNA.
Phylogenetics Sheds Light on Crime
Kate Yandell | Jul 29, 2013
Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary histories of hepatitis C virus samples to confirm that a Spanish anesthesiologist infected 275 of his patients.
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2013
When molecular biology methods failed her, Sangeeta Bhatia turned to engineering and microfabrication to build a liver from scratch.
Canadian Scientist Declines Award
Kate Yandell | Mar 25, 2013
A University of Alberta researcher refuses to accept a prestigious scientific award because he thought two of his collaborators should have also been honored.