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2013-06-26 20:40:43

More people are being affected by drug-induced liver injury (DILI) than ever before, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. This type of liver injury results from the use of certain prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as dietary supplements, and is among the more challenging forms of liver disease due to its difficulty to predict, diagnose and manage. Investigators conducted a population-based...

2013-06-20 12:30:29

Saint Luke's collaborative research shows strong link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease risk KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to a third of the general population, and in most cases causes no signs, symptoms, or complications. Now liver specialists and cardiologists at Saint Luke's are adding to a growing body of research indicating a direct link between NAFLD and a high...

2013-06-12 12:32:34

Hidden-Camera Footage Reveals Ducks Enduring Metal Pipes Shoved Down Their Throats to Produce Diseased Livers - Mercy For Animals Calls on Amazon to Ban Sale of Foie Gras LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shocking hidden-camera video of intentional animal torture secretly recorded at Hudson Valley Foie Gras--an Amazon.com foie gras supplier--has been released by the national animal protection organization Mercy For Animals (MFA). The video footage, available at...

2013-06-11 13:57:51

New research reveals that transplantation of partial livers from deceased adult and teen donors has become less risky for infants and young children, helping to save these young lives. Findings published online in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that risk of organ failure and mortality from partial or split liver transplant was comparable to whole organ transplant in this...

2013-06-10 12:26:55

Increased use of split livers could significantly increase pediatric organ donor pool, potentially reducing or eliminating waitlist mortality rate for this population BOSTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that when a liver from a deceased adult or adolescent donor is split into two separate portions for transplantation--with the smaller portion going to a young child and the larger to an adult--the smaller portion used for the child will last just as...

2013-06-10 10:26:15

Helping to protect newborns and older patients against more severe effects of jaundice is the hope of University of Guelph researchers, who have shown how a liver enzyme protects cells from damage caused by the condition. Their discovery might ultimately lead to an alternative treatment for jaundice, such as a new drug or supplement, says Daniel Kim, a research technician in Guelph's Department of Biomedical Sciences. He is lead author of a paper published recently in the journal...

2013-06-03 23:24:16

Fatty Liver Solution created by Duncan Capicchiano is a new fatty liver treatment program that provides people with a step-by-step treatment plan and detailed instructions on how to cure their fatty liver disease. A full Fatty Liver Solution review on the site Vkool.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Fatty Liver Solution created by Duncan Capicchiano is a new fatty liver treatment program that provides people with a step-by-step treatment plan, a...

Study Brings Artificial Livers One Step Closer To Reality
2013-06-03 07:27:29

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While the liver´s ability to regenerate itself has yet to be successfully harnessed to create artificial liver tissue for use in transplants, a team of researchers believe they are a step closer to overcoming the obstacles keeping this medical breakthrough from becoming a reality. Ordinarily, mature liver cells (also known as hepatocytes) lose their normal function rapidly when they are removed from the body. Now,...

2013-05-22 23:23:36

The novel Natural Sciences Repository aims to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest in the simplest words and terms possible. The site has now added new scientific information on liver disease which is a broad term used to refer to the damage or disease of the human liver, and the new category disease resistance which contains information on the ability of living organisms to resist the onslaught of infectious agents or potentially harmful medical conditions....

2013-05-21 08:29:00

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) explores new discoveries in liver disease research, with findings about the impact of coffee on autoimmune disease. While coffee consumption recently has been associated with reduced risk of fibrosis, a new study found that even a few more cups of java each month also correlate with lower risk for a particular autoimmune liver disease. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic,...


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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