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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

New Progress Toward Finding Best Cells for Liver Therapy

Apr. 26, 2017 — In an important step toward using transplanted cells to treat liver failure, researchers demonstrate successful transplantation of fetal rat liver cells to an injured adult rat ... read more

Birth Weight Is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Apr. 4, 2017 — The impact of low and high birth weights in developing Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a chronic disease that often leads to a need for organ transplantation, has been demonstrated in a ... read more

Early-Life BPA Exposure Reprograms Gene Expression Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 2, 2017 — Exposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) "hijacks" and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to 'walk through cell walls' -- a superpower that was revealed using the Institute's first insectary to grow ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived myeloid cells (iPS-ML) that produce the anti-tumor protein interferon-beta (IFN-beta) have been produced and analyzed. Using human iPS-ML in a mouse model, ... read more

Liver Fully Recovers from a Low Protein Diet

Mar. 27, 2017 — Damage caused to the liver by a low protein diet can be repaired, according to new ... read more

Statins May Provide Treatment Alternative for Chronic Liver Disease

Mar. 23, 2017 — Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in liver inflammation ... read more

Testing for Hepatitis C Virus Remains Low Among Baby Boomers

Mar. 8, 2017 — A new report looks at testing rates for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) two years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended it for all baby boomers, and finds rates are ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — Researchers are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells’ own ability to burn accumulated ... read more

Too Many Patients Get Liver Tests They Don't Need, Which Can Raise Fears and Costs

Mar. 2, 2017 — Doctors are ordering too many liver-related blood tests at the same time, new research shows, which may lead to unneeded worry, biopsies and costs. Instead of 'overtesting', the researchers ... read more

Fructose Consumption Linked to the Increase of Liver Disease Among Adolescents and Children

Feb. 14, 2017 — Recent research suggests that dietary fructose intake may increase serum uric acid concentrations and that both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be increased in individuals with ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — It is now possible to reprogram cells from the liver into the precursor cells that give rise to the pancreas by altering the activity of a single gene. A team of researchers has now accomplished this ... read more

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

Toxic Liver Effects of Fifteen Drugs Predicted Using Computational Approach

Feb. 2, 2017 — A team of researchers has used a computational modeling approach to analyze and compare the toxic effects of fifteen different drugs on the liver, according to a new ... read more

Paracetamol Study Could Open Door for Way to Treat Liver Damage

Jan. 31, 2017 — Scientists have shed light on how paracetamol can damage the liver, by harming vital structural connections between adjacent cells in the ... read more

A New Index for the Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Jan. 23, 2017 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences of fatty liver disease, but also to diagnose ... read more

Think Binge Drinking Is Safer for Your Liver Than Regular Heavy Drinking? Think Again

Jan. 20, 2017 — Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) occurs on a spectrum of severity. The majority of people who drink excessively develop a fatty liver, which though often symptom free, can progress to a state of ... read more

Protein Involved in Blood Clotting Stimulates Liver Repair

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new pathway in the body that stimulates liver repair has been uncovered by researchers. Using an experimental model of high-dosage acetaminophen, the team found that liver injury activated blood ... 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

Jan. 17, 2017 — A team of scientists has revealed the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver ... read more

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