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Undocumented immigrants' transplant survival rates on par with US citizens'
Unauthorized immigrants who receive liver transplants in the United States have comparable three-year survival rates to US citizens, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-09-20)
World's first gene therapy for glycogen storage disease produces remarkable results
The clinical trial originally set out to simply test the safety and dosage of the gene therapy for three patients with GSD Type Ia. (2019-09-20)
For people with pre-existing liver disease, toxic algae may be more dangerous
Blooms of blue-green algae have flourished across much of the United States this year. (2019-09-19)
Alcohol-producing gut bacteria could cause liver damage even in people who don't drink
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the build-up of fat in the liver due to factors other than alcohol, but its cause remains unknown. (2019-09-19)
Study shows interactions between bacteria and parasites
A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has completed the first study of the effects of a simultaneous infection with blood flukes (schistosomes) and the bacterium Helicobacter pylori -- a fairly common occurrence in some parts of the world. (2019-09-18)
Study stresses the importance of staying physically active and the negative effects of even short-term inactivity
A new study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
A promising treatment for an incurable, deadly kidney disease
A potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease -- a genetic disorder that causes the kidneys to swell with multiple cysts and can eventually lead to organ failure -- has shown promising results in animal testing. (2019-09-12)
Type 2 diabetes is not just about insulin
Obesity, by promoting the resistance to the action of insulin, is a major risk factor of diabetes. (2019-09-11)
Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge
The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in some of the hottest places on earth. (2019-09-11)
Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers
A new method of preservation maintains human liver tissue for up to 27 hours will give doctors and patients a much longer timeframe for organ transplant. (2019-09-09)
Study shows shorter people are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes).Tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women. (2019-09-09)
Scientists confirm efficacy of a combination therapy for advanced liver cancer
Researchers from Taiwan and Japan, led by Dr Victor Kok of Kuang Tien General Hospital and Asia University Taiwan, found that when the anticancer drug Sorafenib was combined with TACE, a radiological treatment procedure, patients with liver cancer had higher survival. (2019-09-05)
Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment
Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children and is associated with mutations in the β-catenin gene. (2019-09-03)
Fat-absorbing XX chromosomes raise heart disease risk in women
New research in mice at the University of Kentucky has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and ultimately a higher risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease. (2019-09-03)
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. (2019-08-29)
Lab-on-a-chip may help identify new treatments for liver disease
Investigators have developed a 'lab on a chip' technology that can simulate different levels of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease progression. (2019-08-29)
Scientists closer to solving mystery of why lean people get fatty liver disease
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean people, aiding the development of potential treatments for these patients. (2019-08-26)
Enzyme that helps protect us from stress linked to liver cancer growth
An enzyme induced by stress to help reduce production of damaging free radicals is also used by liver cancer to regulate two major cell proliferation pathways that enable the cancer to thrive, scientists report. (2019-08-22)
Binge drinking may be more damaging to women
In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine discovered that female rats who were of equal age and weight to male rats were more sensitive to alcohol and experienced alcoholic liver injury at a higher rate than male rats. (2019-08-19)
When a diseased liver disrupts the brain
The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the body. (2019-08-19)
Simple protocol for assessing maturation of HPCs from induced pluripotent stem cells
Researchers have developed a guide to help labs standardize the production of mature hepatic-like cells (HPCs) from stem cells and easily compare gene expression of HPCs to actual human liver tissue. (2019-08-14)
Reduced carbohydrate intake improves type 2 diabetics' ability to regulate blood sugar
Patients with type 2 diabetes improve their ability to regulate blood sugar levels if they eat food with a reduced carbohydrate content and an increased share of protein and fat. (2019-08-10)
Study proves hepatitis C drugs reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half
A new study from the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients with a history of liver cancer. (2019-08-09)
One cell at a time, researchers create a blueprint of liver cells in health and disease
In every tissue throughout our bodies, various cell types are communicating and coordinating their efforts to perform vital functions and maintain health. (2019-08-08)
Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents, study suggests
luoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August. (2019-08-08)
Pitt first to grow genetically engineered mini livers to study disease and therapeutics
In a proof-of-concept paper, Pitt researchers chronicle how they transformed genetically engineered human cells into functional, 3D liver tissue that mimics non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) - a condition involving fat buildup in the liver, which can lead to cirrhosis or even liver failure. (2019-08-06)
3D miniature livers lead the way to patient-specific drug discovery
Researchers from TMDU and CCHMC developed a reproducible method for creating multicellular miniature liver organoids from pluripotent stem cells. (2019-08-02)
Hepatitis B: Unusual virus discovered in shrews
The discovery of an unusual hepatitis B virus from shrews offers new opportunities of better understanding the chronic progression of the disease. (2019-08-02)
Aspirin improves liver function after embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma
Aspirin therapy is associated with both improved liver function test results and survival after transarterial embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma, according to an ahead-of-print article by F. (2019-07-31)
Novel discovery of links between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease
New research from the Alzheimer's Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has uncovered novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease (AD), paving a new path toward a systems level view of Alzheimer's relevant for early detection and ultimately for prevention. (2019-07-31)
Liver transplants could be redundant with discovery of new liver cell
Researchers at King's College London have used single cell RNA sequencing to identify a type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue, treating liver failure without the need for transplants. (2019-07-26)
Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby's liver
Having too much caffeine during pregnancy may impair baby's liver development and increase the risk of liver disease in adulthood, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-07-24)
Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results
A UCLA-led research team has found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery. (2019-07-22)
TGen-led study finds link between gene and severe liver damage
Researchers have found that a gene known as AEBP1 may play a central role in the development, severity and potential treatment of liver disease, according to a study by Temple University, the Geisinger Obesity Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope. (2019-07-18)
Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding
Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2019-07-18)
New biomarker-guided strategy has potential for liver cancer treatment
A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered a cellular pathway tied to cancer that may be beneficial in reducing side effects and extending duration of immunotherapy in some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. (2019-07-15)
New study highlights advantages of living-donor liver transplant over deceased donor
New research from UPMC and Pitt shows that living-donor liver transplant offers numerous advantages over deceased-donor transplant, including superior outcomes and less resource utilization. (2019-07-12)
Clemson researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease
Researchers from Clemson University's Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease, especially in males. (2019-07-11)
A human liver cell atlas
The cellular composition of the liver is incompletely understood. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics have created a comprehensive map of all cell types in the healthy human liver using a method named single-cell RNA sequencing. (2019-07-10)
Treatment target pinpointed for liver cancer in teens and young adults
New findings show how a genetically aberrant, fused protein molecule, created by a liver cell mutation, promotes a rare, difficult to treat, cancer in young people. (2019-07-08)
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