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Expanding use of vaccines could save up to $44 for every dollar spent, study suggests

February 9, 2016
Across 94 countries, benefits far exceed the costs, researchers find. Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic...

80% of liver cancer deaths can be prevented says World Hepatitis Alliance

February 3, 2016
On World Cancer Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling for the establishment of comprehensive hepatitis strategies to help prevent the 800,000 liver cancer deaths each year.

CNIC researchers discover a new target for the treatment of fatty liver disease

February 3, 2016
Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity.

Coffee may protect against liver cirrhosis

February 3, 2016
A pooled analysis of data from studies published to date finds that increasing coffee consumption may substantially reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis.

Experts cite multiple contacts for hepatitis C virus exposure in Ghana

February 2, 2016
West African residents have frequent opportunities for exposure to the hepatitis C virus, according to a comprehensive review in the journal PLOS ONE co-authored by infectious disease specialist...

Viral gene editing system corrects genetic liver disease in newborn mice

February 2, 2016
Penn study has implications for developing safe therapies for an array of rare diseases via new gene cut-and-paste methods.

Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

February 2, 2016
The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes.

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis

February 2, 2016
Regular consumption of coffee was linked with a reduced risk of liver cirrhosis in a review of relevant studies published before July 2015.

Study examines long-term effectiveness of hepatitis A vaccination in children

February 2, 2016
In a follow-up study of children who were vaccinated against hepatitis A virus at ages 6 to 21 months, most children who were vaccinated at 12 or 15 months continued to have anti-hepatitis A...

New biomarker to assess stem cells developed

February 1, 2016
A research team led by scientists from UCL have found a way to assess the viability of 'manufactured' stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).