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Chronic liver disease cure on the horizon


March 6th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Scientists have made an important breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of new treatments for chronic liver illnesses.At present such illnesses can only be ... Read more...

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Antioxidant may prevent alcohol-induced liver damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) An antioxidant may prevent liver damage caused by excessive alcohol. The findings potentially open the way to treating and reversing steatosis, or fatty deposits in the ... Read more...

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Drink, obesity behind steep rise in liver deaths


August 30th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Binge drinking and obesity are contributing to a steep rise in deaths from liver disease. The number of deaths from damaged, diseased and worn-out livers has gone up ... Read more...

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Diet with high levels of fructose, trans fats leads to significant liver disease


June 24th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A diet with high levels of fructose, sucrose, and of trans fats not only increases obesity, but also leads to significant fatty liver disease with scar tissue, a ... Read more...

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Advance made towards development of transplantable replacement livers


June 14th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): A team led by researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed functional, transplantable rat liver grafts.The technique may someday allow ... Read more...

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Seizure drug could help treat severe genetic liver disease


June 4th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): According to new research, a drug used in treating seizures can prove effective in treating genetic liver disease - for which many children undergo liver transplantation.The liver scarring ... Read more...

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Liver cells may be reprogrammed as insulin-producing beta cells


July 11th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Scientists may have moved a step closer to developing a potential new treatment for diabetes, by finding that human liver cells can be transformed into something like the ... Read more...

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Mole rats may unravel the secret to long life


February 24th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Naked mole rats live for nearly 30 years longer than any other rodent, and scientists reckon that these animals may hold the secret to longevity.The oxidising compounds ... Read more...

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Stem cells with ability to regenerate injured liver tissue identified


November 13th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found a new protein marker that identifies rare adult liver stem cells, whose ability to regenerate injured ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may help treat inflammatory bowel disease


August 21st, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A new study in mouse model has shown that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell appears to control inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers at the Massachusetts General ... Read more...

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Scientists find new evidence linking kava to liver damage


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 23 (ANI): A study by scientists at the University of Sydney has confirmed that kavaa herbal supplement chiefly used to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, tension and restlessnessmay adversely ... Read more...

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MIT scientists create ‘micro’ livers to aid drug screening


November 19th, 2007 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
London , November 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technology to create tiny colonies of living human liver cells that model the full-sized organ.The researchers ... Read more...

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Radio waves to zap nanotube-embedded cancer tumours


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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