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World’s First Hepatitis D Virus Test
Aug 31 – Analytik Jena AG is the world’s first company to bring to the market a kit with CE-IVD certification for the molecular diagnostic quantification of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) RNA, thus reaching a major new milestone in the standardization of HDV nucleic acid amplification tests. Read more.

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Give Hepatitis B Increased Priority
Aug 31 – In a bid to increase awareness on the prevention, management and treatment of hepatitis B in Nigeria, stakeholders in the health sector have called on the Ministry of Health to tackle the scourge the way HIV/AIDS was been tackled. Read more.

“Preventable” Liver Cancer on the Rise in Vietnam
Aug 31 – Liver cancer is on the rise in Vietnam. According to a global cancer study, the number of people diagnosed with the disease in 2013 was more than double that of 1990, and it’s a result of chronic hepatitis B. Read more.

Groom Has Amazing Fairytale Wedding Before Dying From Terminal Cancer
Aug 31 – A couple celebrates their commitment to one another in a fairytale wedding, when the 26-year-old groom learns he is dying of liver cancer and not expected to make the August 22nd wedding date. Read more.

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Antiviral Research Articles Explore Cutting-Edge Treatments That Could Lead to a Cure
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the hepatitis B virus, the journal Antiviral Research has published a series of free articles entitled Hepatitis B: A Wave of New Therapies on the Horizon. The special collection, which explores new drug targets, compounds and experimental strategies to eradicate hepatitis B, was compiled by Dr. Timothy Block and leading scientists of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Read or download the articles for free.

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Taking Action Against HBV!

CME OutfittersJune 2015 - Learn more about HBV and earn CME credits as well! This educational webinar is a collaborative effort between CME Outfitter LLC, ProPatient LLC, and the Hepatitis B Foundation. Download now.

Blumberg Institute Assembles Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hepatitis B
April 2015– The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute has recruited a new team of nationally renowned, “all Star researchers” who will focus exclusively on developing a cure for hepatitis B, with a goal for breakthrough therapies within the next three years. Read more.



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Sept 2-4 – World Hepatitis Summit
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Glasgow, Scotland

Sept 28 - Oct. 2 - Gastro 2015
World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
Brisbane, Australia

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October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month

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Dolce Bad Nauheim, Germany

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