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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Bile Acid Uptake Inhibitor Prevents Nash/fatty Liver in Mice

Sep. 21, 2016 — Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists have shown. The findings suggest that these ... read more

New Study Questions the Safety of Caspase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Liver Disease

Sep. 9, 2016 — Many acute and chronic liver diseases, including alcoholic hepatitis, result from apoptotic (programmed) cell death mediated by the enzyme caspase. Caspase inhibitors have therapeutic potential to ... read more

Women at Higher Risk for Alcoholic Liver Disease Than Men

Sep. 2, 2016 — Heavy drinking frequently causes liver inflammation and injury, and fatty acids (FAs) involved in pro- and anti-inflammatory responses could play a critical role in these processes. This study ... read more

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

Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics

July 19, 2016 — Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist have now ... read more

July 18, 2016 — A team of researchers have created a 'liver on a chip,' a model of liver tissue that replicates the metabolic variations found throughout the organ and more accurately reflects the ... 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

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