Hepatitis B is a disease caused by hepatitis B virus infection. Chronic hepatitis B is a leading cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. As current treatments are mainly suppressive and do not eradicate infection, a primary research focus is the development of curative therapies.
Heartburn is a burning chest pain or discomfort that generally occurs after eating.
Helicobacter pylori is an important human pathogen that is transmitted between humans, especially in areas of poor household hygeine and anitation. Infection with this bacterium causes gastric mucosal inflamation that can result in duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers and gastric cancer.