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1 in 3 young adults may face severe COVID-19, UCSF study shows
As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the nation, a new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals indicates that youth may not shield people from serious disease. (2020-07-13)
Sobering reminder about liver disease
Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socialising in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn. (2020-07-10)
Researchers find promising therapy to fight epidemic of liver disease
In an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2020-07-08)
Hepatitis C management at federally qualified health centers proves cost-effective
BOSTON- New research from Boston Medical Center shows that routine Hepatitis C (HCV) testing at federally qualified health centers (FQHC) improves diagnosis rates and health outcomes for people with HCV infections in the United States, and is cost-effective. (2020-07-08)
A bioartificial system acts as 'dialysis' for failing livers in pigs
A bioartificial system that incorporates enhanced liver cells can act as an analogous form of dialysis for the liver in pigs, effectively carrying out the organ's detoxifying roles and preventing further liver damage in animals with acute liver failure. (2020-07-08)
LSU Health New Orleans discovers new class of safer analgesics
Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and colleagues have discovered a new class of pipeline drugs to relieve pain and reduce fever without the danger of addiction or damage to the liver or kidneys. (2020-07-06)
U of SC: How non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation
Research from UofSC associate professor Saurabh Chatterjee's laboratory in Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health has revealed the cause behind the previously established link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and neurological problems. (2020-07-06)
Getting a grasp on India's malaria burden
A new approach could illuminate a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites. (2020-07-03)
Largest source of AATD stem cells collected
Researchers from the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have assembled the largest repository of patient derived stem cells (iPSCs) from patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). (2020-07-02)
Blood tests can predict the risk of liver cirrhosis
Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the Journal of Hepatology. (2020-07-02)
Scientists discover a new mechanism controlling liver cancer development
CNIC scientists have designed an animal model to study the development of liver cancer caused by bile acids. (2020-07-01)
Giant leap in diagnosing liver disease
A collaborative team of Salk Institute and UC San Diego scientists have created a novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool that, with the accuracy of the best physicians, quickly and inexpensively identifies liver fibrosis and cirrhosis over 90 percent of the time in human patients. (2020-07-01)
Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that stool microbiomes of NAFLD patients are distinct enough to potentially be used to accurately predict which persons with NAFLD are at greatest risk for having cirrhosis. (2020-06-30)
NUS researchers uncover a novel protein which drives cancer progression
Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore have discovered a protein that drives the progression of esophageal cancer and liver cancer and it could be a promising target for cancer drug development. (2020-06-29)
The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage
After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the liver, according to a new multi-center study. (2020-06-29)
Development of safe liver sinusoid coating agents to increase the efficacy of gene therapy
A new technology to improve the efficacy and safety of gene therapy drugs was developed. (2020-06-26)
Scientists found out how nanoparticles kill cancer cells
Because of their unique properties, magnetic nanoparticles can be used for therapeutic diagnostics and personalized treatment of cancer diseases, as well as be an effective contrast agent for MRI examination and imaging of tumors. (2020-06-25)
First successful delivery of mitochondria to liver cells in animals
This experiment marks the first time researchers have ever successfully introduced mitochondria into specific cells in living animals. (2020-06-25)
Novel radiotracer advantageous for imaging of neuroendocrine tumor patients
For neuroendocrine cancer patients with liver metastases, a new radiopharmaceutical, 68Ga-DOTA-JR11, has shown excellent imaging performance in tumor detection, staging and restaging, providing important information to guide treatment. (2020-06-25)
Maternal obesity increases the chance of liver cancer in offspring for generations
Scientists recognize the connection between maternal obesity and liver cancer in the offspring of obese mothers, however, the mechanism is not well understood. (2020-06-25)
Quantifying the building blocks of DNA is now easier thanks to a novel technique
A highly sensitive and easy-to-use technique applicable for tissue samples can be useful, for example, to researchers specialised in mitochondrial diseases and cancer. (2020-06-24)
Study finds HCV-positive livers safe for transplantation; Patients cured afterward
UC researchers find similar results for positive outcomes when comparing patients receiving livers infected with hepatitis C to patients who receive livers without infection. (2020-06-22)
Why and to what extent a large hip protects from type 2 diabetes and CVD
In a Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology review article Norbert Stefan from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), the University Hospital of Tübingen and the Boston Children's Hospital, highlights why and to what extent a large hip circumference, an estimate of increased fat mass in the lower part of the body, protects from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). (2020-06-18)
Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used after just 4-6 hours of the assessment. (2020-06-17)
CAR T cells beyond cancer: Targeting senescence-related diseases
Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have genetically engineered immune cells to find and kill cells that contribute to diseases caused by a tissue-damaging process called senescence. (2020-06-17)
New discovery paves way for next generation malaria vaccine
New findings pave the way for a novel, next generation genetically attenuated parasite (GAP) vaccine against the deadliest form of malaria in humans. (2020-06-16)
Virus co-opts immune protein to avoid antiviral defences
By discovering a trick the hepatitis C virus uses to evade the immune system, scientists have identified a new antiviral defence system that could be used to treat many virus infections, according to new research published today in eLife. (2020-06-16)
Novel antisense drug shows promise in slowing fatty liver disease
A first-in-class clinical trial suggests a novel treatment measurably slowed progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to its more progressive and deadly form. (2020-06-16)
Premature epigenomic aging acts like a 'sleeper cell' that is awaken by Western-style diet
Exposure to certain chemicals early in life can reprogram the liver epigenome so that the organism becomes more vulnerable to diet-triggered metabolic problems later in life. (2020-06-16)
NIH scientists develop blood test to help improve liver cancer screening
Scientists have developed a new test that can help identify people who are likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. (2020-06-11)
Study discovers BAM15 as a potential treatment for obesity
A new study offers the first evidence that a protein named BAM15 acts as an energy uncoupler and could be an effective drug for treating obesity and related diseases. (2020-06-10)
SLC35B1 as a key modulator of a UDPGA transporter into the endoplasmic reticulum
Researchers from Kanazawa University identified SLC35B1 as a key regulator of the glucuronidation process in the human liver. (2020-06-10)
Link between liver and heart disease could lead to new therapeutics
A newly published study of flies found that protecting liver function also preserves heart health. (2020-06-10)
Transforming spleen to liver brings new hope for organ regeneration
Scientists from Nanjing University and University of Macau have transformed the spleen into a functioning liver in living mice, which could bring new hope for patients suffering from organ shortage worldwide. (2020-06-10)
Immune cell discovery could improve the fight against hepatitis B
For the first time, researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have identified and described a new and unique subset of human cells that are involved in the immune response against hepatitis B (HBV) infection. (2020-06-09)
NAFLD in pregnancy increases risks for mother and baby
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in pregnancy has nearly tripled over the past ten years. (2020-06-09)
Fecal transplants show promise as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that fecal transplants could be used as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (2020-06-09)
Drug researcher develops 'fat burning' molecule
Santos and his colleagues have recently identified a small mitochondrial uncoupler, named BAM15, that decreases the body fat mass of mice without affecting food intake and muscle mass or increasing body temperature (2020-06-08)
Hope for patients with primary hyperoxaluria type 1
Lumasiran is a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting hydroxyacid oxidase 1 (HAO1) - the gene encoding glycolate oxidase (GO) - in development for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria type 1 (PH1). (2020-06-07)
A Genethon team has succeeded in inhibiting the immune response linked to AAV
A research team from Genethon, in collaboration with teams from CNRS/Inserm and from the biotechnology company Spark Therapeutics, announced today in Nature Medicine that it has succeeded in inhibiting the immune response induced by AAV antibodies present as a result of natural immunity or following gene therapy, thanks to the IdeS enzyme. (2020-06-05)
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