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Liver Disease News
February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Critically Ill Children Can Still Undergo Liver Transplantation and Survive

Feb. 7, 2017 — Advancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation. According to a new study, children who are sick enough to require ... read more

Successful Phase 3 Trial of Drug for Liver Cancer

Jan. 18, 2017 — An international phase 3 trial has found that the drug regorafenib improved survival in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, a form of liver cancer, giving people who previously had no ... read more

Food Withdrawal Results in Stabilization of Important Tumor Suppressor

Dec. 21, 2016 — Tumor suppressors stop healthy cells from becoming cancerous. Researchers have found that p53, one of the most important tumor suppressors, accumulates in liver after food ... read more

Silencing Fat Protein Improves Obesity and Blood Sugar

Dec. 15, 2016 — Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that lack of two types of enzymes can lead to liver disease and cancer in mice. In human liver tumors, they found that deficiencies in these two enzymes, Shp2 and Pten, ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new pathway in the liver that opens the door to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition that affects up to 25 percent of the population and may lead to ... read more

Acetaminophen, Supplements and Other Medications May Trigger Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Nov. 29, 2016 — More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). A new article discusses the clinical impact of DILI and reviews the ... read more

Jet Lag and Obesity Share Similar Pathways to Liver Cancer

Nov. 23, 2016 — Since 1980, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing ... read more

Diet and Exercise Can Improve Kidney Function in Patients With Fatty Liver Disease

Nov. 22, 2016 — Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a potentially serious liver condition characterized by excess fat in the liver associated with inflammation and scarring. NASH may progress to cirrhosis of the ... read more

Molecular 'Pillars' Team Up to Protect Liver from Toxic Fat Buildup

Nov. 18, 2016 — A new study revealed a surprising relationship between two molecules – one that works to store fat and another that promotes fat burning for energy. The team found that the molecules complement ... read more

Cough Virus Kills Liver Cancer Cells and Hepatitis Virus

Nov. 16, 2016 — A virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study. Reovirus stimulates the body’s own immune system to kill off the cancerous ... read more

Fatty Liver Disease Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease and Vice Versa

Nov. 10, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular ... read more

Weight Loss After Obesity Doesn’t Cut Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

Nov. 3, 2016 — Losing weight may not protect against colon and liver cancer, even though obesity is associated with increased risk of certain types of gastrointestinal ... read more

Cutting Nerves to the Kidneys Improves Insulin Resistance, Diabetes Study Finds

Nov. 1, 2016 — Incapacitating specific nerves to the kidneys improves the work of insulin on another organ, the liver, according to ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Scientists have shown that a mutation in a gene called Arid1b can cause liver cancer. The gene normally protects against cancer by limiting cell growth, but when mutated it allows cells to grow ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — A factor in liver cells that is responsible for turning AAFLD into a serious disease that can lead to liver failure has now been identified by a research ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A research team has identified and ... read more

Common Asthma Drug Could Prevent Liver Disease, Reduce Need for Liver Transplants

Oct. 11, 2016 — A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma someday could find new use in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, according to new ... read more

Technique May Identify Patients With Fast-Progressing Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Oct. 11, 2016 — Combining multiple non-invasive measures, researchers describe a novel method to quantify the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to its more dangerous and deadly states -- ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — The liver reacts to chronic injury by walling it off with scar tissue and calling in immune cells with inflammatory signals. If cancer arises, the resulting inflammation then stokes tumor ... read more

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