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    Study uncovers antiviral impacts of curcumin

    Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help remove specific viruses, studies have found. A study published in the Journal of General Virology revealed that curcumin can prevent Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) – an alpha-group coronavirus that infects pigs – from infecting cells. At higher doses, the compound was also found to

    UCL researchers distinguish new immunotherapy to battle hepatitis B infection

    Researchers at UCL have identified a new immunotherapy to fight the hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most frequent cause of liver cancer in the world. The pioneering study used immune cells isolated directly from patient liver and tumour tissue, to demonstrate that targeting acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT), an enzyme which helps to manage cholesterol levels in