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Validation of Generic all-oral DAA Regimens in HCV infection: Punjab, India

A large-scale study evaluating the feasibility of decentralized care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has reported high rates of cure among a population of almost 20,000 individuals completing treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The study conducted in Punjab, India, validated the efficacy and safety of generic all-oral DAA regimens delivered using a decentralized algorithm-based public health model.

'Gut-on-a-chip' Model: Intestinal Matrix Recreated

The difficulties of conducting research on the human gut are substantial: the presence of trillions of bacterial cells interacting with human cells and each other, constant environmental changes every time food is consumed and zero chance of conducting trials that control for all those moving parts.

Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplant in Paediatrics

Alternatives to whole liver transplants for children have become safer, according to a study published recently in The Journal of Pediatrics. Researchers evaluated changes in patient and graft survival for pediatric liver transplant recipients since 2002, and to determine if these outcomes vary by graft type (whole liver transplant, split liver transplant [SLT], and living donor liver transplant [LDLT]).