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A New System Can "See" Hepatitis C Infected Cells

February 19, 2010

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Developed at Texas A&M, researchers have designed a screening system that can identify which cells are infected with Hepatitis C.

New Screening System for Hepatitis C

ScienceDaily (Feb. 12, 2010) — A newly designed system of identifying molecules for treating hepatitis C should enable scientists to discover novel and effective therapies for the dangerous and difficult-to-cure disease of the liver, says Zhilei Chen, a Texas A&M University assistant professor of chemical engineering who helped develop the screening system.

The system, Chen explains, enables researchers to study the effects of molecules that obstruct all aspects of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) life cycle.

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