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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Study Reveals Tremendous Clinical, Economic Burden of Common Chronic Liver Disease

Sep. 27, 2016 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease worldwide, is increasing in prevalence and is currently estimated to affect approximately one-quarter of the general ... read more

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

Gene Therapy for Metabolic Liver Diseases Shows Promise in Pigs

July 27, 2016 — With a shortage of donor organs, medical researchers are exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that suppress the propagation of the hepatitis C virus with the potential of improving pathological liver conditions. Using model mice, they confirmed that ... read more

'Screen-and-Treat' Scheme for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications

July 27, 2016 — Research into Africa’s first ‘screen-and-treat’ program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The hepatitis B virus infects around 250 million ... 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

July 26, 2016 — A new appreciation for the interplay between two cell nucleus proteins that lead both intertwined and separate lives is helping researchers better understand fatty liver disease, report ... read more

Why Baby Boomers Need a Hepatitis C Screening

July 26, 2016 — Hepatitis C affects a disproportionate amount of older Americans, born between 1945-1965. A new strategy is helping them get ... read more

Study Identifies Potential New Avenue for Treating Pompe Disease

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a potential new avenue for treating Pompe disease, a rare condition caused by the build-up of glycogen, a storage form of sugar, in cardiac and skeletal muscle, the liver ... 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

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