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2014-07-22 08:32:59

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmed"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, cleared Galmed's Investigational New Drug, or IND, application. Such clearance will permit Galmed to conduct clinical trials of...

2014-07-22 08:31:31

"These positive results enable management to remain optimistic about our ambitious G-202 clinical development program"- Dr. Craig Dionne, CEO SAN ANTONIO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces the Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting (APPLE) presentation of the G-202 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) clinical trial data is now available for download for media and...

2014-07-21 10:59:26

Massachusetts General Hospital Daily treatment with tesamorelin for six months lowered liver fat modestly but significantly The only drug to receive FDA approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. In a paper that will appear in the July 23/28 issue of JAMA – a theme issue on HIV/AIDS receiving early online release to coincide with...

2014-07-21 04:21:46

Group of Women State Legislators Also Urges Baby Boomers & Other At-Risk Americans to Get Screened for Hepatitis C WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy, today recognized World Hepatitis Day by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. Women In Government also encouraged baby...

2014-07-15 23:10:56

The Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Debra Elkin’s home treatment system that promises efficiency in treating fatty liver and obesity. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 According to the Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a helpful guide that provides readers with a wide range of tips and advice on how to resolve fatty liver and obesity. This book consists of 8 chapters including:...

2014-07-15 08:28:28

Eighty Percent of Patients Treated with G-202 had No Tumor Growth at Two Months SAN ANTONIO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, releases the APPLE 2014 presentation. Devalingam Mahalingam, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator of the G-202 Phase II trial in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, presented the HCC clinical trial update for G-202 at the 5(th) Asia-Pacific Primary Liver...

2014-07-14 12:27:15

Special happenings at this year's event: liver recipient meets her donor's family for the first time, baseball legend Vinny Castilla hosts children's area DENVER, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Denver's most celebrated and attended cause-related 5Ks, the Donor Dash, is celebrating 15 years this summer. Taking place July 20 in Denver's historic Washington Park, the Donor Dash is a run/walk to honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients and...

2014-07-11 12:24:32

Hospital successfully transplants the first liver dialysis patient in the state HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the first use of an extracorporeal liver support therapy in Texas for children with acute liver failure. The hospital now offers the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS®), a liver dialysis therapy, which helped a 9-year-old patient with hepatic coma become healthy enough to be a candidate for...

2014-07-10 08:27:12

Patient was previously enrolled in Can-Fite's Phase I/II liver cancer study and has survived for about 5-years using the Company's cancer drug; The global liver cancer drug market is expected to exceed $2 billion by 2015 PETACH TIKVA, Israel, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that the Israeli...

2014-07-09 23:00:57

July 28th is designated as World Hepatitis Day by the World Health Organization, and Narconon Arrowhead is releasing information on hepatitis prevention to help raise awareness of viral hepatitis, and the need for better prevention programs. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead, the Oklahoma-based successful alcohol & drug rehabilitation center, will be releasing information on hepatitis and its prevention in support of World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis is...


Latest Hepatology Reference Libraries

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

Southeast Asian Liver Fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Southeast Asian liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) is a parasite that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is native to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. It occurs in higher numbers in northern areas of Thailand when compared to central areas of Thailand, and the disease the worm causes, known as opisthorchiasis, does not occur in southern areas of Thailand. The Southeast Asian liver fluke is so small that it can only be seen under...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Gallbladder
2013-03-05 14:18:48

The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...

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