BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — Scientists have
successfully infected a lab mouse with chronic hepatitis C, opening
doors to better study the virus’ effect on humans.
Previously, HCV infections were restricted to humans and chimpanzees,
with lab mice, the normal testing subjects for viral research, showing
immunity. But a recently published study shows researchers at the
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) successfully sustained the virus in a
lab mouse for almost two years.
The new breakthrough, conducted by a research team led by Chinese
scientists Tang Hong and Chen Xinwen, has been published on the Cell