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HBV found to mature infant immune systems

March 31, 2015

Hepatitis B virus exposure in utero boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of neonates born to HBV-positive mothers in a Singapore-led study, according to newly published data in Nature Communications.

“Our work contributes to the understanding of how HBV exposure before birth shapes the global immune response of newborn infants and transforms the way we look at HBV,” Michelle Hong, research fellow at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore,  said in a press release. “Despite causing diseases later in life, HBV might actually be beneficial to humans early in life.”

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HBV found to mature infant immune systems In the Journals

HBV found to mature infant immune systems

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Hepatitis B virus exposure in utero boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of neonates born to HBV-positive mothers in a Singapore-led…
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