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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A method for "silencing" RNA that has recently emerged is in clinical trials in Europe, Asia and the United States against hepatitis B, an infection that can destroy the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — As the state takes a deep look at its hepatitis C epidemic, researchers have crunched the numbers to project what could be done to lift Rhode Island's burden of death and ... read more

Medicaid Expansion Increased Medicaid Enrollment Among Liver Transplant Recipients

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have found that Medicaid expansion increased Medicaid enrollment among people who received liver transplants funded by commercial ... read more

New Tool to Identify Persons With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a diagnostic model that is highly predictive of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Referred to as the Framingham Steatosis Index, this novel model may become a cheaper and ... read more

Mechanisms That Trigger NASH and Liver Cancer Described in New Research

July 11, 2016 — Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a serious hepatic condition that precedes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is currently untreatable. A new study shows that a proinflammatory molecule, ... read more

Viral Hepatitis Kills as Many as Malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, Finds Study

July 7, 2016 — Viral hepatitis has become one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe -- killing at least as many people annually as TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS. This is the finding of new ... read more

Moderate and Vigorous Exercise Have Comparable Effects on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

July 6, 2016 — A brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to fighting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers finds. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been associated with an increased risk of ... read more

Study Finds Potential Treatment for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

June 30, 2016 — Researchers report on a targeted molecular therapy that dramatically reduces the initial development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in laboratory mouse models of the disease. The study ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers have established an in vitro model system for investigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also called steatosis, is a dramatically ... read more

Existing Diabetes Drug Shows Effectiveness Against Chronic Liver Disease

June 21, 2016 — Researchers have found that an existing diabetes drug can be used to halt progression of another disease that is a leading cause of liver ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Scientists describe a small peptide that very efficiently binds excess copper from liver cells. This molecule comes from a bacterium's bag of tricks and could be suitable for treating Wilson ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The first study that shows that overweight in late adolescence in men is a significant risk factor for developing severe liver disease later in life. Contributing to the strength of this research are ... read more

Stem Cell Transplant from Young to Old Can Heal Stomach Ulcers

June 16, 2016 — Basic and translational research paves the way for breakthroughs that can ultimately change patient care. Three new studies provide a glimpse into future treatment strategies for stomach ulcers, ... read more

Hepatitis C: Once the Viral Infection Has Healed, High-Risk Portal Vein Hypertension Also Diminishes

June 15, 2016 — This inflammatory viral infection of the liver causes inflexible scar tissue to form. This in turn impedes blood flow through the organ, with resulting hypertension in the portal vein. Portal ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to starve liver cancer cells by blocking a protein that is required for glutamine breakdown -- while leaving normal cells intact. The discovery opens new ways to treat ... read more

June 10, 2016 — For the first time, it has been discovered that a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation's top killer -- cardiovascular disease -- as well as fatty liver disease, a ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Medical researchers have developed a new technique that may help to overcome one of the largest hurdles in gene therapy -- the ability to generate a large pool of gene-corrected cells that would be ... read more

Blood-Born Molecules Could Predict Those Who Will Develop Liver Cancer

June 6, 2016 — A panel of microRNAs from blood samples may predict patients at high risk of developing a common liver cancer from hepatitis B virus ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A team of researchers has demonstrated in mice that it is possible to generate healthy new liver cells within the organ itself, making engraftment unnecessary. What's more, they did it by ... read more

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