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2014-03-11 08:21:47

PARIS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The OrganOx(TM) metraTM has won the Altran Foundation for Innovation 2013 international award. The OrganOx metra system, which was presented by Altran UK[1], is a revolutionary device which has been designed to keep livers in a physiological state for up to 24 hours. This is a major improvement over the conventional cold process currently used to preserve organs. This device will benefit from the support of a team of Altran experts, who,...

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...

2014-02-26 23:32:28

Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol designed by Debra E is the latest program that teaches people how to lose weight and get the body they desired. A full Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol is a new solution for fatty liver sufferers who want to take control of their health. The program also teaches them how to deal with...

science laboratory
2014-02-24 05:23:59

Gladstone Institutes Joint Gladstone-UCSF study highlights novel reprogramming method; offers new hope for treating liver failure SAN FRANCISCO, CA—February 23, 2014 — The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons. However, a method to generate cells that are fully mature—a crucial prerequisite for life-saving therapies—has proven far more difficult. But now,...

2014-02-06 09:47:11

Findings could influence process for allocation of scarce organ resources Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list. In a new paper published in Gastroenterology, however, Penn Medicine researchers argue the so-called "exception points" given to these patients award some HPS patients unnecessary priority over others on the list, which includes about...

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...

2014-02-01 23:01:21

The Firm is evaluating Tylenol lawsuits that allege use of the over-the-counter medications resulted in acetaminophen-induced liver damage. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 As Tylenol lawsuits (http://www.tylenollawsuitclaims.com/ ) continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a federal judge in Pennsylvania has denied a request to remand a liver damage claim to state court. In a decision issued on January 30th, U.S. District Senior...

2014-01-30 23:29:40

Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol, developed by Debra Elkin, is a natural fatty liver treatment that exposes unique and useful strategies that are suitable for every sufferer. Fatty Liver Bible & Ezra Protocol review, published on the site Vkool.com, shows readers whether or not this remedy is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Fatty liver is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat is agglomerate in liver cells through the steatosis...

2014-01-29 08:30:15

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ONVO) ("Organovo"), a three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering breakthrough 3D bioprinting technology, today announced that it has performed its first 3D Liver tissue delivery. The achievement marks the delivery of Organovo's 3D Liver tissue to a laboratory outside of the company to a key opinion leader (KOL) for experimentation, and marks the achievement of a milestone along the pathway to commercial...

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...


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
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.