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Cutting the liver piece by piece

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Photo: Laparoscopy of the liver [26/08/2014] New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery.Cutting the liver piece by piece - Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2014

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Graphic: Face of a young woman [21/07/2014] Look twice first and then act! This year’s World Hepatitis Day takes place under the motto “Think again.” World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2014 - Read more

Hepatitis C may help transplant patients adapt to new liver

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Photo:  Liver [03/07/2014] Transplant patients can develop tolerance to new livers even if they have hepatitis C, according to a new study led by King’s College London and the University of Barcelona. Contrary to what was previously thought, infected patients are not at greater risk of organ rejection and their heightened immune response may actually help the body to adapt to a new liver. Hepatitis C may help transplant patients adapt to new liver - Read more

Liver: Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

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Photo: Infectious Disease [14/04/2014] The mortality from viral hepatitis is significantly higher than from HIV/AIDS across EU countries, according to results from The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010).Liver: Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe - Read more

New Prediction Model: Patient Survival after Paracetamol-related Liver Failure

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Photo: Pills [10/04/2014] In the UK paracetamol toxicity is the most common cause of ALF and has a high mortality rate. It is estimated that 150 to 200 deaths and 15 to 20 LTs occur as a result of poisoning each year in England and Wales. New Prediction Model: Patient Survival after Paracetamol-related Liver Failure - Read more

Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers

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Photo: Math in the lab [21/01/2014] Researchers at the University of Cordoba (Spain) have developed a system that measures compatibility between donors and the most serious receivers in liver transplants. This mathematical method includes the experience of almost 1,500 donations registered in transplant units in Spain and the United Kingdom.Transplantation: Better Allocation of Donated Livers - Read more

Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body

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Photo: Organs [16/10/2013] A multidisciplinary transplant team at University Hospitals Leuven successfully preserved a set of donor lungs for over eleven hours with the help of a machine, the longest period ever reported.Transplant: Lungs Preserved for 11 Hours Outside Body - Read more

Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered

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Photo: Liver damage [14/10/2013] A CNIO group led by researcher Erwin Wagner discovered that the Fra-1 protein is causally involved in liver fibrosis and protects the liver from drug-induced liver damage.Liver: New Regulator of Drug Detoxification Discovered - Read more

Diabetes: Cancer Drug Could Help Treatment

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Photo: Syringe [16/09/2013] A pair of studies by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway involved in the development of diabetes. Furthermore, they have found that a drug already approved for use in humans can regulate the pathway. Diabetes: Cancer Drug Could Help Treatment - Read more

Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table”

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[09/09/2013] The liver is an organ interwoven with numerous blood vessels. Approximately one and a half liters of blood flow through it every minute. This is why it creates a big challenge for surgeons – especially if a tumor needs to be removed.Tablet PC in the Operating Room: “With the tablet PC, we have the tools right at the operating table” - Read more

Liver: Cancer in Peru is Like No Other

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Photo: Surgery [04/09/2013] Researchers have identified a geographical area in the Andes where dangerous liver cancer affects young people in high numbers.Liver: Cancer in Peru is Like No Other - Read more

Operation: Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons

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Photo: Tablet PC in OR [20/08/2013] Until now, surgeons have had to memorize the precise location of important blood vessels in organs and where tumors could likely be found and need to be removed. A new app for tablet computers could support surgeons in the future and help them reduce the rate of complications during operations.Operation: Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons - Read more

Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory

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[01/08/2013] The greatest challenge to transplantation medicine is organ shortage. This is the result of a low willingness to donate organs in the public. Many people who are waiting for an organ have a strongly limited quality of life for years. They even die because no suitable organ can be found. Cultivating organs in the laboratory may solve this problem one day.Organ Shortage: Replacements Produced in the Laboratory - Read more

Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Photo: DNA [24/07/2013] A gene mutation disrupts the activity of certain immune cells and causes the immune system to erroneously attack the liver, according to a new animal study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis - Read more

World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013

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Photo: Three Monkeys [22/07/2013] „Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” – this is a Buddhist maxim that is symbolized by the widely known image of the Three Wise Monkeys. While it means being good in Asia, it expresses the ignorance towards bad things in the western world.World Hepatitis Day - 07/28/2013 - Read more

Infectious Disease: New Class of Antimalarial Compunds

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Photo: Mosquito [11/07/2013] In a current work researchers at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), in Lisbon, Portugal, report about the discovery of a new class of highly potent antimalarial compounds.Infectious Disease: New Class of Antimalarial Compunds - Read more

Liver: Drug-induced Injury Is on the Rise

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Photo: Drugs [27/06/2013] More people are being affected by drug-induced liver injury (DILI) than ever before, according to a new study.Liver: Drug-induced Injury Is on the Rise - Read more

Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time

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Photo: Human liver [03/01/2013] Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced real-time images of liver tumors dying from direct injection of anticancer drugs into the tumors and their surrounding blood vessels.Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time - Read more

Hepatitis C: A ‘Finger’ Pointing the Way to New Medication

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Photo: HCV-infected cells [12/11/2012] Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, have discovered new drug leads that are efficient against resistant virus like HCV.Hepatitis C: A ‘Finger’ Pointing the Way to New Medication - Read more

Cancer: New Scanner Halves Radiation

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[28/08/2012] Current cancer examinations involve high levels of radiation. Based on the Big Bang research in CERN, particle physicists at University in Oslo have created a brand new technology that combines the PET and MR medical imaging technologies. This combination involves much less radiation than current technology.Cancer: New Scanner Halves Radiation - Read more

Hormones: Therapeutic Avenues for Parkinson's Disease

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[24/08/2012] Body's own hormone shows promise in protecting dopamine, leading to possible treatments. Now, scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have discovered what may possibly be a key ingredient in the fight against Parkinson's disease.Hormones: Therapeutic Avenues for Parkinson's Disease - Read more

Liver: New Approach to Treat Acute Failure

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[06/08/2012] Now the physicians of the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin, Germany, have developed a new treatment of liver failure approach based on a mouse model. In their current study the liver failure was reversed and the mice recovered completely. The researchers hope to soon be able to test their new approach in clinical trials.Liver: New Approach to Treat Acute Failure - Read more

Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals

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[09/05/2012] An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, show that significant numbers of myofibroblasts – cells that produce the fibrous scarring in chronic liver injury – revert to an inactive phenotype as the liver heals.Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals - Read more

Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk

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[28/02/2012] Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Doctor Mary Whooley of the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco.Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk - Read more

Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients

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[27/02/2012] University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive.Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients - Read more

Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated

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[21/02/2012] Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London. The findings highlight a promising target for new drugs to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated - Read more

Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

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[25/01/2012] A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified - Read more

Drug Safety: Novel Way to Prevent Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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[17/01/2012] Rutgers University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a novel strategy to protect the liver from drug-induced injury and improve associated drug safety.Drug Safety: Novel Way to Prevent Drug-Induced Liver Injury - Read more

Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care

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[12/01/2012] Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal care giving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to University of Michigan research. Given the increase in obesity and aging of those with hepatitis C (HCV), researchers expect the prevalence of cirrhosis to climb among older Americans.Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care - Read more

Cells: Hepatitis C Virus Hijacks Liver MicroRNA

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[03/01/2012] Scientists at the University of North Carolina, working with colleagues from the University of Colorado, have shown for the first time how a small RNA molecule that regulates gene expression in human liver cells has been hijacked by the hepatitis C virus to ensure its own survival – helping medical scientists understand why a new antiviral drug appears to be effective against the virus.Cells: Hepatitis C Virus Hijacks Liver MicroRNA - Read more

HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients

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[10/11/2011] A human monoclonal antibody developed of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) given to patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing liver transplantation significantly suppressed the virus for at least a week after transplant and delayed the time to viral rebound.HCV: Experimental Drug Suppresses Rebound in Liver Transplant Patients - Read more

Study: Development of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C Virus Carriers

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[05/07/2011] A genome-wide study by researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital and Sapporo-Kosei General Hospital has identified a genetic variant associated with the development of liver cancer in chronic hepatitis C virus carriers. The findings are based on a study of 3.312 Japanese individuals.Study: Development of Liver Cancer in Hepatitis C Virus Carriers - Read more

Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease?

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[03/05/2011] An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer.Antioxidant: Prevention of Alcohol-induced Liver Disease? - Read more

Fish Livers: Beneficial Fatty Acids

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[29/04/2011] The fishing industry usually discards fish livers, but a team of researchers from the University of Almeria (Spain) has confirmed that they are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. Fish Livers: Beneficial Fatty Acids - Read more

Specific Populations: Gut Bacteria Linked to Fatty Liver

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[02/02/2011] A new research finding showing a strong relationship between complex microbial ecologies in human intestines and the common but serious medical condition known as fatty liver illustrates this paradoxSpecific Populations: Gut Bacteria Linked to Fatty Liver - Read more

Specialised Blood Vessels: Jumpstart and Sustain Liver Regeneration

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[16/11/2010] The liver's unique ability among organs to regenerate itself has been little understood. Now scientists have shed light on how the liver restores itself by demonstrating that endothelial cells - the cells that form the lining of blood vessels - play a key role.Specialised Blood Vessels: Jumpstart and Sustain Liver Regeneration - Read more

Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power

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[09/06/2010] An inexpensive system for earlier disease diagnosis could save innumerable lives. It could also have a profound impact on the nation's healthcare industry and its strain of spiraling costs. Early Warning System: Harnessing the Immune System's Diagnostic Power - Read more

Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon

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[08/06/2010] The underlying mechanisms - how a liver recovers after damage caused by drugs, alcohol consumption or a viral infection - are still poorly understood. Scientists are investigating liver regeneration using computer-based methods. Understanding the Mechanism: Liver Regeneration in a Cartoon - Read more

Therapy: Drug test offers hope for Hepatitis C patients

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[20/05/2010] People with hepatitis C (an infectious disease affecting the liver) are being offered hope by a new screening system that helps target drugs to individual patients.Therapy: Drug test offers hope for Hepatitis C patients - Read more

Liver: New Screening System for Hepatitis C

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[12/02/2010] A newly designed system of identifying molecules for treating hepatitis C might enable scientists to discover novel and effective therapies for the disease of the liver, according to a researcher.Liver: New Screening System for Hepatitis C - Read more

Biotechnology: Molecules, Technique and Therapies (Part 1)

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[15/11/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Detergents, plants resistant to bugs, drugs - chemistry, physics, biology – in the country, at sea or in the air. Biotechnology is everywhere since it is one of the most interdisciplinary branches of research – and helps medicine to combat diseases formerly known as not being treatable.Biotechnology: Molecules, Technique and Therapies (Part 1) - Read more

Liver Tumors: High-Energy Ultrasound Sharpens View

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[10/01/2008] A high-energy form of ultrasound imaging produces pictures of liver tumors that are better than those made with traditional ultrasound, according to results of a clinical study.Liver Tumors: High-Energy Ultrasound Sharpens View - Read more

Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation

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[08/02/2007] A new study on liver retransplantation (re-LT) over a 15 year period found that indications for the surgery had changed and there were fewer rejections, complications, and recurrence of disease during that time.Surgery: Improving Liver Retransplantation - Read more

Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction

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[29/01/2007] A large study recommends that clinicians should strictly control calorie intake, start artificial nutrition within 24 hours and regularly monitor liver function in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or multiple organ failure.Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction - Read more

MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent

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[10/08/2005] A single dose of the contrast agent gadobenate dimeglumine can help liver donors avoid multiple MRI examinations during the screening process.MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent - Read more

RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer

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[17/02/2005] Radiofrequency (RF) ablation offers an effective first-line treatment for some liver cancer patients who are excluded from surgery, according to two studies.RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer - Read more

Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers

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[16/06/2004] Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes liver damage in many obese children and adults: excess fatty acids cause a protein reaction that kills liver cells, causing scarring and liver damage.Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers - Read more

Radiology: With Tiny Beads Against Liver Cancer

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[16/06/2004] Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of about 15 hospitals across the US, to offer a new radiation treatment for inoperable liver tumours. The technique uses tiny radioactive glass beads carrying high doses of radiation to kill cancerous tumours within the liver.Radiology: With Tiny Beads Against Liver Cancer - Read more

Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

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[16/02/2004] Non-alcoholic fatty liver is increasingly being diagnosed in those who are overweight, diabetic, or who have insulin resistance syndrome. Losing weight and exercising regularly slows the progression of chronic liver disease in those who are overweight, a study indicates.Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease - Read more

Transplants: Excellent Survival Rates for Liver Cancer Patients

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[31/10/2003] More than 60 percent of liver transplant patients with advanced liver cancer are still alive after five years, compared to nearly zero survival for those patients who did not undergo transplant, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers.Transplants: Excellent Survival Rates for Liver Cancer Patients - Read more

 
 

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