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Ability to Study Hepatitis C Aided by New Model

January 27, 2010

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By strategically interspersing liver cells and other specialized cells on growth plates, researchers have figured out how to grow Hepatitis C outside of the body – a critical tool to develop and test new Hepatitis C treatments.

Engineering a new way to study hepatitis C

January 25, 2010

Advance that could allow scientists to develop and test new treatments for the disease
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Researchers at MIT and Rockefeller University have successfully grown hepatitis C virus in otherwise healthy liver cells in the laboratory, an advance that could allow scientists to develop and test new treatments for the disease.

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