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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

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

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

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

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

Targeted Treatment for Liver Cancer Under Way

May 24, 2016 — A new molecular mechanism has been discovered that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer, report ... read more

May 24, 2016 — People who are genetically predisposed with reduced enzyme activity to breakdown active aldehyde are more likely to develop a fatty liver even if they have no drinking habit, a new study ... read more

High Levels of Protein P62 Predict Liver Cancer Recurrence

May 19, 2016 — High levels of the protein p62 in human liver samples are strongly associated with cancer recurrence and reduced patient survival, scientists have discovered. In mice, they also found that p62 is ... read more

Hormone Shown to Be Important in Liver Disease

May 17, 2016 — High levels of a digestive hormone called secretin may play an important role in the management of certain chronic liver diseases, according to new ... read more

Promise of Nearly a Year of Life on Targeted Drug Not Reality for All Liver Cancer Patients, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 — The median survival for a group of Medicare patients on the drug sorafenib was three months, which was significantly lower than the median survival of nearly 11 months for patients treated with the ... read more

Pay Now or Pay More Later: Treating Hepatitis C

May 9, 2016 — The latest drugs that treat the blood-borne illness hepatitis C can cure it, but their price tag remains a point of contention for insurers and government health care officials. A series of studies ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Scientists have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry. Through new study, they were able to show that upon deprivation of food a certain protein is produced that ... read more

Research Suggests Diabetes Drug Acts Differently from Previous Theories

May 5, 2016 — Laboratory findings do not tell the whole story of how the diabetes drug metformin works to limit the level of glucose in the blood, say scientists. The researchers found that metformin does not ... read more

Biological 'Good Guy' Has a Dark Side, Researchers Find

May 4, 2016 — A pair of scientists has discovered that an enzyme previously thought only to be beneficial could, in fact, pose significant danger to developing embryos. The new research could have implications not ... read more

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