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2013-05-09 23:51:00

Pennsylvania judge will coordinate numerous lawsuits alleging liver damage from Tylenol products in newly created multidistrict litigation. Consolidation of cases will not affect ability of consumers to seek free consultations from Resource4thePeople attorneys investigating such cases. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/acetaminophen.html Resource4thePeople today updates the status of numerous lawsuits alleging links between Tylenol products...

2013-05-08 08:29:58

Funding to support clinical development of drug candidates to treat rare liver diseases SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumena Pharmaceuticals, a company developing oral therapeutics for rare liver diseases, today announced the company has secured $23 million in Series A financing. Investors include Pappas Ventures, RiverVest Venture Partners and Alta Partners. Founded in 2011 by Pappas Ventures, Lumena will primarily use the funding to advance the clinical development of...

2013-04-29 08:27:39

- Galectin Therapeutics and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Data Presented at the International Liver Congress 2013 - NORCROSS, Ga., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today released data that was presented on April 27, 2013 at the International Liver Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The data were generated by the laboratory of Dr. Scott...

2013-04-26 10:38:19

New data from two clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests. HCC is common throughout the world and most often develops as a late complication of chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause. The overall survival rate of HCC is poor and so screening for HCC offers the best hope for early detection,...

2013-04-22 12:31:32

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Organovo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX ONVO) ("Organovo"), a creator and manufacturer of functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, presented at the 2013 Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts data on the company's in vitro three-dimensional liver. "We have achieved excellent function in a fully cellular 3D human liver tissue. With Organovo's 3D bioprinted liver tissues, we have...

2013-04-18 21:29:37

A certain number of patients hospitalized for cirrhosis complications soon develop a syndrome characterized by acute liver failure and/or the failure of other vital organs (ACLF). This syndrome had no specific diagnostic criteria hitherto. In this prospective study, led by Dr Richard Moreau, INSERM Research Director (Mixed Research Unit 773 “Centre de Recherche biomédicale Bichat-Beaujon”; INSERM/Université Paris Diderot) who is also a practitioner...

2013-04-13 23:03:16

Federal judicial panel consolidates numerous lawsuits alleging liver damage from Tylenol products into a multidistrict litigation in Pennsylvania. Free consultations now available to consumers seeking legal advice over possible side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/acetaminophen.html Resource4thePeople today updates the status of numerous lawsuits alleging links between Tylenol products and liver cancer by announcing that a...

Tripping Up Trypsinization With CD Cell Cultures
2013-04-11 05:37:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have discovered a method which they claim will lead to safer, more accurate laboratory testing of novel drugs on humans. While cells occurring normally in a person´s body are capable of exchanging vital information with one another, cells isolated for research purposes lose their ability to communicate, the investigators explain. However, because of this, those...

2013-04-10 08:31:58

SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organovo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX ONVO) ("Organovo"), a creator and manufacturer of functional, three-dimensional human tissues for medical research and therapeutic applications, today provided a summary of the data it plans to present at the upcoming 2013 Experimental Biology conference in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 20-24. The company plans multiple presentations at the conference. Dr. Sharon Presnell, Organovo chief technology...

2013-04-08 11:59:32

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports that, despite the risks and the costs, liver transplant may also serve as a model for gene therapy through solid organ transplantation for some patients Patients faced with the diagnosis of a life-threatening liver disease have to consider the seriousness of having a liver transplant, which can be a definitive cure for many acquired and genetic liver diseases.  Among the main considerations are the anxiety of waiting for a donor...


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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