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Livers kept healthier for transplant by new machine-perfusion organ preservation system

January 25, 2015
A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition for as long as nine hours before transplantation, but also leads to...

New revolutionary culturing technique for liver and pancreas

January 23, 2015
Researchers at the Hubrecht Institute and the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht successfully developed a culturing system for human liver stem cells as well as stem cells from pancreatic...

Some obese children and teens can benefit from bariatric surgery

January 22, 2015
Bariatric surgery--as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed--can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents...

First all-oral triple combination therapy for hepatitis C licenced in UK

January 20, 2015
AbbVie's all-oral, short course (12 weeks for the majority of patients), interferon-free treatments VIEKIRAX (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) and EXVIERA (dasabuvir) are now licensed for use in...

Widespread hepatitis C screening - do benefits outweigh harms?

January 20, 2015
In light of recent recommendations for widespread hepatitis C screening, researchers are calling for clinical trials to determine if that screening would result in greater benefit or harm.

Citrus scent inhibits liver cancer

January 20, 2015
As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells.

Novel 'Pay If You Clear' scheme introduced in England for new hepatitis C treatment OLYSIO (simeprevir)

January 19, 2015
A new hepatitis C medicine, called simeprevir, is now available that the NHS in England will only pay for if patients successfully clear the virus.

Human-human transmission and the role of super spreaders need to be considered in Lassa fever, Ebola

January 16, 2015
One in five cases of Lassa fever - a disease that kills around 5,000 people a year in West Africa - could be due to human-to-human transmission, with a large proportion of these cases caused by...

UCLA transplant researchers develop novel method to predict postoperative liver cancer recurrence in transplant patients

January 16, 2015
UCLA transplantation researchers have developed a novel method that more accurately calculates the risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant...

New tool developed to predict postoperative liver cancer recurrence after transplant

January 16, 2015
UCLA transplantation researchers have developed a novel method that more accurately calculates the risk of disease recurrence in liver cancer patients who have undergone a liver transplant, providing...

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