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Egyptians design ‘faster, cheaper’ hepatitis C test

The American University in Cairo said Wednesday that a team of its researchers has designed a faster and cheaper test for all types of hepatitis C, which it says affects about 10 million Egyptians. The development “reduces the two-step testing process carried out over a number of days to a…

Scientists a step closer to Hepatitis C vaccine

European scientists have successfully tested in animals a vaccine for Hepatitis C, a debilitating viral disease that can cause liver failure and cancer, according to a study released this week. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Hepatitis C, which is spread through contaminated blood and kills some 350,000 people…

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