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2013-06-27 23:18:55

Maximizing melatonin production in humans is possible by blocking blue light for a few hours before bedtime by wearing amber eyeglasses according to Richard L. Hansler PhD of Photonic Developments LLC. This may be of benefit in avoiding or treating liver cancer. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 A new paper from Thailand (1) shows that melatonin improves the outcome when liver cancer is induced in hamsters. A new study (2) from Spain found that melatonin blocked the processes...

2009-10-09 13:31:31

Scientists have found that the human liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) contributes to the development of bile duct (liver) cancer by secreting granulin, a growth hormone that is known to cause uncontrolled growth of cells. Details are published October 9 in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. Drs Michael Smout and Alex Loukas from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, with collaborators at Khon Kaen University and George Washington University, say they are excited by the novel...


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Southeast Asian Liver Fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Southeast Asian liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) is a parasite that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is native to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. It occurs in higher numbers in northern areas of Thailand when compared to central areas of Thailand, and the disease the worm causes, known as opisthorchiasis, does not occur in southern areas of Thailand. The Southeast Asian liver fluke is so small that it can only be seen under...

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