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2014-09-16 23:05:42

Scientists Begin Rallying Around Global Effort to Create a New Liver Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 New Organ, a collective initiative for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, announced today the initial six teams competing for the New Organ Liver Prize, a global prize competition sponsored by the Methuselah Foundation, a biomedical charity. The prize challenge will award $1,000,000 to the first team that creates a regenerative or bioengineered solution that enables...

2014-09-09 12:29:46

Argon Medical Expands its Comprehensive Biopsy Portfolio with the Addition of the TLAB® Transjugular Liver Biopsy Instrument PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Promex Technologies, LLC (d/b/a US Biopsy), a manufacturer of soft-tissue biopsy products including the TLAB® Transjugular Liver Biopsy Instrument ("TLAB"). The acquisition establishes Argon Medical as one of two companies competing in the...

2014-09-05 08:23:08

In preclinical studies, CF102 induces hepatocyte proliferation resulting in improved liver status PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE MKT: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the issuance of Patent No. 2010-529501, titled, "Method for inducing hepatocyte proliferation and uses thereof," by the Japanese Patent...

2014-09-01 23:01:04

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Liver Diseases Therapeutics Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Liver is the largest organ inside the human body. Liver is the one vital organ that helps the body in barring itself from poisons, helps in digestion of food and acts as a store of energy. Liver also plays many important functions such as protein...

2014-07-25 23:07:53

The Liver Cirrhosis Bible & Ezra Protocol review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Debra Elkin’s book for treating liver cirrhosis. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 According to the Liver Cirrhosis Bible & Ezra Protocol review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that provides people with a wide range of natural and safe remedies for liver cirrhosis. This book is divided into 8 chapters, including:     Chapter 1: Liver...

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...

2014-07-09 11:33:39

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, according to a research published in the July issue of the journal Nature. A team led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Harvard Medical School has discovered a link between the presence of two mutant proteins IDH1 and IDH2 and cancer. Past studies have found IDH...

2014-07-01 16:29:45

NY Times Article Brings Attention to Dangerous Lifestyle Related Epidemic and Suggests Critical Need for Therapy DENVER, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent New York Times article ("Threat Grows from Liver Illness Tied to Obesity", June 13 2014) alerting millions to the growing prevalence and seriousness of fatty liver disease revealed a stark and very concerning reality about therapeutic options. There are currently no drugs approved for either NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver...

2014-06-30 23:10:36

OMICS Group Incorporation that operates from USA and India observes World’s Hepatitis day on July 28th, 2014 with a motto of conveying the message “Learn, share and prevent the Viral.” On this occasion, OMICS Publishing House accepts articles without any processing charges that are submitted till July 29th, 2014 and publishes the accepted one with a discount of 30% in the publication fee. Foster City, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 OMICS Group Incorpation is a leading open access...

supercooled rat liver
2014-06-30 04:35:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new technique which uses supercooling to preserve human transplant organs could drastically increase their viable preservation duration, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Medicine. In the study, senior authors Dr. Martin Yarmush and Dr. Korkut Uygun of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) and their colleagues explain that they used a...


Latest Liver Reference Libraries

Lancet Liver Fluke, Dicrocoelium dendriticum
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The lancet liver fluke (Dicrocoelium dendriticum) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is thought to be native to over thirty countries including Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Iran, China, Vietnam, Japan, Ghana, and Nigeria, among many other areas. It is also found in South and North America and in Australia. It is typically found in cattle or other grazing species, so it is thought to prefer a habitat that supports these species. It is similar in...

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...

Hepatitis B
2013-02-25 09:11:23

Image Caption: This electron micrograph reveals the presence of hepatitis-B virus HBV "Dane particles", or virions. Credit: CDC/Wikipedia Hepatitis B: What Is It? Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis. The most common and most severe of these different types of liver infection is Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is typically...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'