Hepatitis B

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.
What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that is spread when contact is made with blood or blood products from an infected individual.

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UCL scientists identify new immunotherapy to combat hepatitis B virus

UCL scientists identify new immunotherapy to combat hepatitis B virus

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

Natural products a rich source for novel antiviral compounds

Stem cell therapy for COVID-19 and ARDS

Stem cell therapy for COVID-19 and ARDS

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

New study launched to more accurately diagnose early hepatocellular carcinoma

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

Vaccines can save lives and safeguard health and well-being

You don’t have to suffer to benefit from Covid vaccination — but some prefer it

You don’t have to suffer to benefit from Covid vaccination — but some prefer it

Scientists design 'smart' cellular biosensors for detecting SARS-CoV-2 spike

Scientists design 'smart' cellular biosensors for detecting SARS-CoV-2 spike

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Disruptions to essential health services due to COVID-19 pandemic persist in 90% of countries

Artificial intelligence helps identify new key-lock pairs against coronavirus

Artificial intelligence helps identify new key-lock pairs against coronavirus

Alpaca nanobodies effective against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Alpaca nanobodies effective against South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Infliximab may hinder the effectiveness of some COVID-19 vaccines

Infliximab may hinder the effectiveness of some COVID-19 vaccines

Undocumented pregnant women in Finland receive inadequate prenatal care, study shows

Undocumented pregnant women in Finland receive inadequate prenatal care, study shows

WHA’s president outlines plans to improve treatments for patients with hepatitis

WHA’s president outlines plans to improve treatments for patients with hepatitis

Princeton researchers elucidate how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Princeton researchers elucidate how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection

Simple blood test using nanoparticles could enable earlier detection of acute liver damage

Simple blood test using nanoparticles could enable earlier detection of acute liver damage

Obesity may reduce COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, say researchers

Obesity may reduce COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, say researchers

Researchers review data related to high number of cancer deaths in China

Researchers review data related to high number of cancer deaths in China

GW team to play a role in Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

GW team to play a role in Sanofi COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Researchers urge European policymakers to make adequate resources available to tackle pancreatic cancer

Researchers urge European policymakers to make adequate resources available to tackle pancreatic cancer

Novel SARS-CoV-2 vaccine utilizes recombinant spike protein with PIKA adjuvant

Novel SARS-CoV-2 vaccine utilizes recombinant spike protein with PIKA adjuvant