NEW APPROACH TO TREATING HEPATITIS C VIRUS

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Last year Peter Sarnow, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, identified a previously unknown mechanism that the hepatitis C virus uses to replicate, yielding a promising new approach to combating the disease-causing virus. On April 5 at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Francisco, Sarnow will discuss recent developments in this work -- including his partnership with two pharmaceutical companies that seeks to use the new understanding of the virus to develop treatments.

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