Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 14th, 2005
The ability to replicate HCV in cell culture will allow researchers to better study the life cycle and biology of this virus and to test potential antiviral compounds, which may lead to new therapies for the liver disease that results from infection with HCV. Scientists at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducted the study, which appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Until recently, research on this infectious disease has suffered...
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