Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a polymer sponge that absorbs excess chemotherapy drugs from the bloodstream following treatment. stockfour | Shutterstock The “drug sponge” could help prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even enable the delivery of higher doses to treatment-resistant tumors such as liver cancer. The […]Continue Reading ...
Fatty liver, liver steatosis, 3D illustration and photomicrograph of triglyceride fat accumulated inside liver cells, as occurs in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Credit: Kateryna Kon, Shutterstock A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid a high fat, high cholesterol diet: It can […]Continue Reading ...
Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms. Chronic liver disease is an escalating problem both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. In the UK mortality rates have risen […]Continue Reading ...
Liver failure caused by attack on blood vessel cells In severe cases, a viral hepatitis infection can result in liver failure. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered how this occurs: by immune cells attacking cells in the vascular system, which disrupts the organ’s blood and nutrient supply. This is […]Continue Reading ...
In a review of registry data for more than 5,300 liver transplants performed in children nationwide, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers identify the type of patient who is most likely to survive a split liver transplant–receiving only part of a donor’s liver–with no additional long-term health risks, which could allow for an increase in the availability […]Continue Reading ...
Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasites, which can lay dormant for months or years as in the case of Plasmodium vivax. Researchers from Kanazawa University have successfully demonstrated that administration of a baculovirus virion (BV) completely eliminates liver-stage parasites in a mouse model via BV-induced fast-acting innate immunity. Further development […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have discovered that a hormone, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), is extremely elevated in mice with liver disease that mimics the same condition in patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a serious genomic disorder. Based on this finding, medical teams treating patients with MMA will be able to measure FGF21 levels to predict how severely […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has shown that people who live in cold and dark regions tend to be heavy drinkers. The data comes from participants of around 193 countries and shows that there is a connection between weather, alcohol consumption as well as alcohol associated liver disease. The study results appear in the latest issue of […]Continue Reading ...
Among African-American adults undergoing liver transplant to treat liver cancer, patients whose organ donor was also African-American lived significantly longer than those with a racially unmatched donor, report authors of a new study using national data. The study is published online as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons […]Continue Reading ...
A new study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers shows there’s yet another reason to avoid a high fat, high cholesterol diet: It can trigger changes in the immune system that lead to a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NAFLD is one of the most […]Continue Reading ...
A review analysed 5,300 cases of liver transplants on children across the country. The team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at the patients who were more likely to survive after a split liver transplant. A split liver transplant is a type of transplant where the recipient receives only a part of the […]Continue Reading ...
A larger portion of green leafy vegetables in the diet may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, which occurs naturally in many types of vegetable, reduces accumulation of fat in the […]Continue Reading ...
Cellular pathways represent the intricate metabolic connections between the plethora of signaling pathways, and energetic-sensors in organs. To maintain energy balance in body organs these metabolic pathways must act uniformly at any given point in time. This is to ensure organ functionality under specific metabolic changes. A new class of non-coding RNAs, MicroRNA, has recently […]Continue Reading ...
In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Johns Hopkins revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren’t likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a regimen containing combinations of HIV-targeting drugs that prevents the […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Help Fight Fatty Liver Disease — Fatty liver disease occurs when fat deposits build up in the liver, the organ that filters blood coming from the digestive tract. The disease may stem from heavy alcohol use, or not involve alcohol at all, the National Library of Medicine says. If […]Continue Reading ...
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