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Need Liver Transplant? Much Depends on Zip Code

August 20, 2013
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Where you live determines how long you wait for a new liver, but redistricting could make the way the organs are allocated for transplant more fair. Specialists say "gerrymandering" may shorten wait lists and help save lives.

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Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Fast Track: Drugs for Fatty Liver Disease, Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma

Ivanhoe (Oct. 17, 2013) — Researchers are on the fast track to develop a drug that could reverse fibrosis and cirrhosis in the kidneys, lungs and liver of patients who have NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), or fatty liver disease. Another potential breakthrough receiving fast-track status: a treatment to improve overall survival in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung adenocarcinoma.
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Florida Boy Recovering After 5-Organ Transplant

Florida Boy Recovering After 5-Organ Transplant

Reuters (Dec. 18, 2013) — A three-year-old with stage-two liver fibrosis is recovering well after a five-organ transplant in Florida. Nathan Frandino reports.
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3-D Livers: A Medical First

3-D Livers: A Medical First

Ivanhoe (Mar. 31, 2014) — There are 16,000 people on the waiting list for a liver transplant. But the surgery can be risky for recipients and donors. Now, doctors have a new way to make transplants safer. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics'

A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics' (Apr. 23, 2013) — A Good Nose: Mary Roach Studies 'Olfactory Forensics' California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Called "America's funniest science writer" by theWashington Post, author Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides are as taboo, in their own way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored inPacking for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books,GULP!is as much about
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