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2011-10-17 10:18:07

Researchers have identified a large number of areas in the human genetic code that are involved in regulating the way in which the liver functions, in a new study of over 61,000 people, published today in the journal Nature Genetics. The work is an international collaboration led by Imperial College London and it identifies 42 genetic regions associated with liver function, 32 of which had not been linked to liver function before. The work should lead to a better understanding of precisely...

2011-01-31 14:06:25

Iron overload is a common and serious problem in thalassemic major patients. As iron accumulation is toxic in the body's tissues, accurate estimation of iron stores is of great importance in these patients to prevent iron overload by an appropriate iron chelating therapy. Liver biopsy is the gold standard for evaluating iron stores but it is an invasive method which is not easily repeatable in patients. Introduction of other more applicable methods seems to be necessary. A research article...

2008-02-11 12:00:15

German medical scientists have discovered hereditary hemochromatosis -- Europe's most common genetic disease -- is caused by a genetic defect in the liver Much less widely known than the dangerous consequences of iron deficiencies is the fact that too much iron can also cause problems, the researchers said. The exact origin of the genetic iron overload disorder hereditary hemochromatosis has been elusive. But researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the University of...


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