Mechanism helps explain persistence of hepatitis C virus but new treatments on the horizon | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources |

The first part of this post is the news that researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease. Plus this may be why the virus is able to evade the normal mechanisms in the body that eradicate similar viral pathogens. For more on this story click

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The second part is news on some of the new antiviral combinations which appear promising for the treatment of hepatitis C. For more on this click on either of the following links-