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New Drug "Cocktails" Prove Effective Against Hepatitis
CHICAGO, November 9 - At The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 1998 Annual Meeting in Chicago, November 6 - 10, some of the world's top biomedical researchers unveiled studies of drug therapies that are offering new hope in the fight against Hepatitis B and C. Another study examined the role of a newly discovered virus in liver disease. (1998-11-09)

Cedars-Sinai Scientist Finds Malignancy Gene In Tumor Cells
A scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has discovered a gene that exists in malignant tumors of the brain, liver, breast, colon, kidney, and reproductive organs, but not in healthy adults, stirring hopes that a vital key to cancer development and progression may have been unmasked. (1998-10-30)

Possible Dangers Of Taking Over-The-Counter Medications For Hepatitis C Patients
Patients with chronic hepatitis C often take the over-the- counter non-steroidal drug Ibuprofen, otherwise known as Motrin or Advil, to combat joint pain that often accompanies the disease. Even a low dose could lead to unsuspecting liver damage. (1998-09-16)

Frequent Genetic Mutations In Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Research by Christine Perret and coworkers (INSERM 129, directed by Axel Kahn, Paris) shows that mutations in the gene encoding the protein beta-catenin are frequent in hepatocellular carcinoma. As these mutations have already been described in other cancers, this discovery points to their widespread involvement in carcinogenesis. (1998-07-21)

Poverty And Ill Health In Europe: A Complex Pattern
A population study across 11 European countries confirms that earlier mortality is linked to socio-economic status in each European country. However, there are large variations between countries in the link between class and specific diseases, including ischaemic heart disease, cancers and gastrointestinal disease. (1998-05-29)

Researchers Identify Protein Critical To Urine Concentration
UC San Francisco researchers have identified a protein in mice that is essential for enabling the kidneys to form concentrated urine, a process that is critical for preventing severe dehydration of the body during times of water deprivation. (1998-04-17)

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