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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Researchers Illuminate Key Role of NOX Proteins in Liver Disease

July 29, 2015 — A direct connection between two signaling proteins and liver fibrosis, a scarring process underlying chronic liver disease, the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, has been demonstrated ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In the scope of an international study, scientists have determined how often the chronic infection occurs in different ... read more

Weight Loss for a Healthy Liver

July 27, 2015 — Weight loss through both lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease characterized by fat in the liver, according to two ... read more

Good News for People Suffering from Fatty Liver Disease: Resistance Training Can Help

July 27, 2015 — Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the most common liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A new study ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of ... read more

New Method to Halt the Advance of Liver Cancer

July 23, 2015 — Drugs targeting the lymphotoxin-beta receptor may improve liver cancer treatment, a new study suggests. The findings could provide new treatment strategies for the disease, which is the third leading ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A deceased donor liver has been preserved and kept healthy outside the body in a device that mimics the body’s physiological functions and successfully transplanted into a human, for the first time ... read more

New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients Also Infected With HIV

July 21, 2015 — A new combination of drugs that effectively treats hepatitis C (HCV) patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) has been discovered by researchers who report that the novel ... read more

Researchers Test Bioartificial Liver Device to Treat Acute Liver Failure

July 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation called the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver that can support healing and regeneration of the injured liver, ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Reducing high concentrations of a fatty molecule that is commonly found in people with diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rapidly improves insulin sensitivity, research ... read more

Common Diabetes Drug Can Also Treat Liver Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

July 15, 2015 — Diabetes drug metformin can treat portal hypertension--high blood pressure in the liver resulting from cirrhosis, new research shows. This study adds to the growing body of evidence showing that use ... read more

Eating Wild, Foraged Mushrooms Can Result in Liver Failure or Death as Misidentification Is Common

July 13, 2015 — Foraging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, illustrates a recent ... read more

July 8, 2015 — In a new study of more than 125,000 pregnant women, researchers found that the risk of hepatobiliary cancer and immune-mediated and cardiovascular diseases later in life is higher in women with ... read more

Hepatitis C: Life-Threatening Barriers in Access to Breakthrough Drugs in US

June 29, 2015 — Most states violate federal Medicaid law because they deny coverage for sofosbuvir, a new and highly effective treatment to cure hepatitis C. According to a team of researchers who examined Medicaid ... read more

Updated Guidance on Use of Hepatitis C Drugs

June 25, 2015 — The online Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C has been updated to aid practitioners treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is a blood-borne virus ... read more

Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients Likely to Have a Potential Living Liver Donor

June 24, 2015 — Younger patients, those who are married, and those with Child-Pugh C disease—the most severe measure of liver disease—are more likely immigrants, divorced patients and those at the lowest income ... read more

New Method for Investigating, Classifying Liver Tumors

June 16, 2015 — Adenomas are rare liver tumors, a certain percentage of which can become malignant. Using a new MR (magnetic resonance) technique, it is now possible to classify adenomas without subjecting patients ... read more

Scientist Finds Protein Critical to 'Iron Overload'

June 10, 2015 — The protein that the liver uses to load iron has been identified by a researcher, thereby opening the door to potential strategies to treat “iron overload” disorders. One form of these genetic ... read more

New MRI Approach Detects Early Liver Tumors in Mouse Model of Human Disease

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have designed an imaging technique to detect early-stage liver tumors, and have proven it successful in mice. Their study in an animal model is an essential step toward creating tools to ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Rev-erb? is a transcription factor that regulates a cell's internal clock and a new study describes how it regulates the clock in most cells in the body and metabolic genes in the liver in ... read more

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