Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 12th, 2005
"The human suffering exacted by the hepatitis C virus is enormous. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from liver failure and cancer caused by this infection. There is no vaccine, and the available antiviral drugs are toxic, expensive and only partly effective," scientists writing in the journal Nature report.
"Progress has been hindered by the absence of cell culture and small-animal models of the infection," said Francis V. Chisari at the Scripps Research Institute. "Nonetheless, recent advances have yielded several promising new antiviral...
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