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2011-02-08 13:36:48

2 new studies support a novel approach based on Weizmann Institute scientists' research Much of the devastation of stroke and head trauma is due to damage caused the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate. Preventing this damage has been impossible, until now, as many drugs don't cross the so-called blood-brain barrier, and those that do often don't work as intended. But a method originally devised at the Weizmann Institute of Science may, in the future, offer a way to...

2010-11-25 02:00:00

LEEDS, England, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing groups of the so-called "worried well" are putting their lives at risk by shunning visits to their GP over alcoholic health related matters, according to new evidence. The study, which appears in Hepatology, based its findings on 1039 UK subjects (561 female/478 male) who took a LiverCheck home liver function test and showed that 73% would not consider going to their GP concerning their liver health, revealing the extent to which...

2009-10-13 15:36:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and MIAMI, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alpha-1 Foundation announced today that it has awarded two research grants to study how genetic variations in the alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) gene contribute to lung and liver damage in people with AAT deficiency. The inherited condition causes emphysema and liver disease. The research will also investigate whether AAT infusion therapy -- known as augmentation therapy -- minimizes liver damage among individuals...

2005-07-26 07:13:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Measuring blood levels of a enzyme called AST may help prevent the liver damage that often occurs with isoniazid, a drug used to treat tuberculosis, researchers report in the medical journal Chest. AST, short for aspartate aminotransferase, is produced by a variety of cells in the body, particularly liver cells. When AST levels rise in the blood, it can suggest that the liver has been damaged in some way. Dr. Timothy Self of the University of Tennessee Health...

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