Hepatitis C

  • Viruses are difficult to kill – most of the drugs and chemicals that do are also harmful to human health. But now, scientists have developed a new virucidal substance derived from sugar, making it deadly to a wide range of viruses but safe for us.
  • On average, 22 people die in the US daily while waiting to receive an organ transplant. Typically, organs from patients with diseases that can be spread to recipients are simply discarded. But a new approach from researchers could change that, increasing the organ pool available to surgeons.
  • Researchers have developed a one-step test that can detect hepatitis C using only a urine sample, offering the potential to boost the availability of diagnosis and efforts to curb the virus around the world. ​