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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

British Hospitals Face Serious Shortage of Liver Specialists

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fewer than one in three hospitals employ a full-time doctor who specializes in liver medicine, according to a survey of 144 hospitals in the UK. The results suggest that staffing levels for liver ... read more

Natural Immunity May Lead Fight Against Liver Disease

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the role played by a family of genes, which can suppress hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection within the liver. The findings shed light on the activity of these genes and how ... read more

New Model for Hepatitis B Helps Identify Potential New Therapeutic Approach

Oct. 26, 2015 — A promising new avenue for treating hepatitis B has been reported by researchers who have developed a new animal model of the disease. About two million people worldwide have been exposed to ... read more

Alcoholic Liver Disease: Major Genetic Advance

Oct. 20, 2015 — Up to 4% of all deaths worldwide are attributable to excessive alcohol consumption. The liver is the most common affected organ by chronic alcohol consumption. Alcohol misuse is the leading cause of ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Human intestinal flora regulates the levels of the body's main antioxidant, glutathione, which fights a host of diseases, new research confirms. The findings could lead to new ... read more

Severe Liver Damage in Mid/late-Adulthood Among People Who Inject Drugs With Chronic Hepatitis C

Oct. 5, 2015 — The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a chronic blood-borne viral infection that affects an estimated 160 million people worldwide. Alarmingly, chronic HCV infection accounts for one-quarter of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental ... read more

Chronic Drinking Disrupts Liver's Circadian Clock, Contributes to Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sep. 10, 2015 — Staying on an internal schedule is important for health, and disease can occur if the body’s internal clock is disrupted. A new study reinforces the importance of circadian rhythm, reporting that ... read more

New Enzyme-Replacement Therapy Shows Promise for Genetic Lipid Disease Treatment

Sep. 9, 2015 — Researchers report results of a trial showing the efficacy of a new enzyme-replacement therapy for lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. In an accompanying editorial, an expert notes that this first-ever ... read more

Immunity Study Signals New Ways to Treat Liver Failure

Sep. 9, 2015 — Patients with liver failure could benefit from a treatment that helps the immune system to combat infections linked to the condition, research suggests. A study in mice has revealed that treatment ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Working in mice, researchers showed they could reduce glucose production in the liver and lower blood sugar levels. They did so by shutting down a liver protein involved in making glucose, an ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer, scientists ... read more

Study Identifies Potential Genes Associated With Most Common Form of Liver Damage

Sep. 1, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, researchers identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most ... read more

Cirrhosis, Antibodies Increase Risk of Poor Outcome for Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

Sep. 1, 2015 — New research reports that cirrhosis at first diagnosis and antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) are major risk factors for poor short- and long-term outcome in ... read more

Vitamin A Implicated in Development of Alcoholic Liver Disease

Sep. 1, 2015 — With a name like 'Alcoholic Liver Disease,' you may not think about vitamin A as being part of the problem. That's exactly what scientists have shown, however, in a new research ... read more

Researchers Examine Risk Factors/patient Outcomes Associated With Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 31, 2015 — About 20 percent of colorectal cancer patients have cancers that have spread beyond the colon at the time of their diagnosis. In a new study, researchers provide a detailed comparison of patient ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Such is the case with liver cancer, which often develops in an organ that has been weakened ... read more

One in Four Hepatitis C Patients Denied Initial Approval for Drug Treatment

Aug. 26, 2015 — Nearly one in four patients with chronic hepatitis C are denied initial approval for a drug therapy that treats the most common strain of the ... read more

Liver Damage in Hepatitis C Patients Significantly Underestimated, Underreported

Aug. 18, 2015 — The number of hepatitis C patients suffering from advanced liver damage may be grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed, according to a study. The findings were the result of a study of nearly ... read more

Possible Test for Liver Cancer Using Technology for Analyzing Rocks, Minerals

Aug. 18, 2015 — Clinicians and geochemists are working to develop a test for the most common form of primary liver cancer, HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma), which kills over 600,000 people worldwide every year. This ... read more

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