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2014-05-09 08:26:09

CAMEO Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LUM001 Now Enrolling Adults with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumena Pharmaceuticals (Lumena), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel products for rare cholestatic liver diseases and serious metabolic disorders, today announced the dosing of the first patient in the INDIGO Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, LUM001, in children with progressive...

2014-05-06 16:31:52

CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented this week at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) provides insight into the development and new treatments of diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, colorectal cancer and ulcers. Key studies presented include: -- Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage. Bariatric surgery, which is best known for its ability to help patients lose weight, can also result in improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...

2014-04-14 14:09:57

The mechanism which underlies the susceptibility of liver disease patients to life-threatening infection has been uncovered by Wellcome Trust-funded medical scientists, who have also suggested a possible treatment to reverse immune suppression in these patients. Liver disease, or cirrhosis, is currently the fifth leading cause of death in the UK. Cirrhosis patients are more than five times more likely to pick up infections in hospital than patients with other chronic conditions, due to...

2014-04-11 00:21:56

LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with a significant increase in mortality (58.1% vs. 32.4%), as well as longer hospital stays (8 days vs. 6.8 days) and more primary care visits (18.2 vs. 8.7 contacts per patient year) compared to similar liver patients without HE[i],[ii] - XIFAXAN(R) 550 (rifaximin-alpha) is a cost-effective treatment option for the...

2014-03-04 16:20:56

Metabolic profiling of liver cells suggests new treatments for cirrhosis patients In a new study that could help doctors extend the lives of patients awaiting liver transplants, a Rice University-led team of researchers examined the metabolic breakdown that takes place in liver cells during late-stage cirrhosis and found clues that suggest new treatments to delay liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans are awaiting a liver transplant, and of those, about 1,500 will die this year while...

2014-02-11 12:26:26

Leading liver disease society endorses point-of-care decision support tool RESTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- inPractice® Resources, LLC, today announced that the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has endorsed inPractice Hepatology, an education and reference tool for its members, hepatologists, and other clinicians who treat patients with liver disease. AASLD will also support additional content development, and inPractice will also...

2014-02-04 11:07:09

Opening up a can of worms is a good way to start hunting for new drugs, recommend researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a study published today in the Public Library of Science One, they used a primitive worm model to show that a drug typically used to treat agitation in schizophrenia and dementia has potential as a treatment for α-1 antitrypsin (AT) deficiency, an inherited disease that causes severe liver...

2014-01-27 23:22:48

A new report and video from Detox Dieter titled Top 5 Foods To Detox The Liver details the importance of cleansing the liver and shares the top foods that support liver health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 A new report and video from Detox Dieter titled Top 5 Foods To Detox The Liver details the importance of cleansing the liver and shares the top foods that support liver health. The liver is among the most important organs found in the body, responsible for over 500 different...

2014-01-13 23:02:17

The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, announced a partnership today with Poliwogg, an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing. San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Alpha-1 Project, a venture philanthropy company created to speed development of new therapies and potential cures for lung and liver diseases...

2014-01-09 23:28:22

Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal, designed by Abe Hsieh, is the latest program that instructs people on how to get rid of their excessive weight naturally and quickly. Is the Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal review on the website Vinamy.com trustworthy? Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Chinese Secrets To Fatty Liver And Obesity Reversal is a new solution for people who want to clear their skin and look much younger naturally without any...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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