‘It looks as if Pegasys is stronger in the early phase of treatment, which is crucial for patients with chronic hepatitis C. ‘Adrian said M. Di Bisceglie, Hepatology, and medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and the study’s lead investigator. ‘It is important when patients go to respond to treatment, it is going to happen in the first 12 weeks of care. Eight weeks in this study, we noticed lower viral load in patients on the combination of Pegasys and ribavirin.
Normally, our brains will merge these two views to add to the depth of our visual world. However, if the two eyes ‘ images are so different that they are not fused, we experience ‘binocular rivalry’ – a process in which one eye is perceived the the other is suppressed. Every few seconds, perception switches spontaneously between the two images. During binocular rivalry is rarely encountered in the normal visual environment, it provides a useful means of exploring the operation of the visual parts of our brain: although an experimental visual stimulus is artificial, the brain is functioning in its usual manner. Continue reading “It looks as if Pegasys is stronger in the early phase of treatment.”