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Hepatitis B is one type of hepatitis – a liver disease- caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth.
Scientists find how immune system helps to clear HBV infection after treatment interruption

Scientists find how immune system helps to clear HBV infection after treatment interruption

Phase 1/2 study evaluates safety, tolerability of multiple-ascending doses of ARO-HBV in hepatitis B patients

Phase 1/2 study evaluates safety, tolerability of multiple-ascending doses of ARO-HBV in hepatitis B patients

Scientists recover DNA from the oldest viruses

Scientists recover DNA from the oldest viruses

Study: HCV-exposed infants not adequately screened, despite increased prevalence

Study: HCV-exposed infants not adequately screened, despite increased prevalence

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have poor prognosis than other types

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have poor prognosis than other types

Study reveals new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus

Study reveals new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus

Johns Hopkins doctors successfully transplant hepatitis C-infected kidneys into virus-free patients

Johns Hopkins doctors successfully transplant hepatitis C-infected kidneys into virus-free patients

Scientists test how pathogens interact with artificial organs

Scientists test how pathogens interact with artificial organs

Simple toolkit improves quality of care in Indian hospitals

Simple toolkit improves quality of care in Indian hospitals

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake's venom show promise to fight against hepatitis C

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake's venom show promise to fight against hepatitis C

IU scientists take important step to fight against hepatitis B with 'virus-cracking' molecules

IU scientists take important step to fight against hepatitis B with 'virus-cracking' molecules

Deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% over last two decades

Deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% over last two decades

KAIST scientists identify cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis

KAIST scientists identify cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis

Reminders can improve immunization rates

Reminders can improve immunization rates

World’s first vaccine relieves grass pollen allergy symptoms by at least 25%, study shows

World’s first vaccine relieves grass pollen allergy symptoms by at least 25%, study shows