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Purified cancer exosome samples

Help researchers study the role of exosomes in cancer development and metastasis



Report on research into human liver material usage

Novel organoid matrix enables long-term culture of human hepatocytes



Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels

Inflammatory processes that are known to occur in many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity and contribute significantly to long-term complications



New nanoparticles research

A Wayne State University researcher has successfully tested a technique that can lead to more effective use of nanoparticles as a drug delivery system.



3D imagery to improve visualisation of liver cancer

Tumours can be highlighted so that surgeons can plan extraction operations more effectively



Liver transplant offers new option for rare cancer

Early results suggest significant improvements in survival for challenging bile duct cancer



Indian spice may delay liver damage

Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental research.



International research effort into liver fluke

Queen's University Belfast is spearheading a £1 million international research effort to combat liver fluke - a parasite which causes disease in livestock, resulting in billions of pounds in losses every year to farmers around the world.



Metabolic syndrome linked to liver disease

Researchers studying a large sample of adolescent boys have found an association between metabolic syndrome, which is a complication of obesity, and elevated liver enzymes that mark potentially serious liver disease.



Medical news: Dietary influences of liver disease

Diets high in protein and cholesterol are associated with a higher risk of hospitalization or death due to cirrhosis or liver cancer, while diets high in carbohydrates are associated with a lower risk.



Liver cancer drug possiblities in pharmacology

Cancer researchers have used computational and genomic methods to identify possible anti-cancer agents that may block a particular kind of tumour behaviour.



Liver disease shrunk by blood-pressure drug

Losartan, a blood-pressure medicine, has been shown to reverse the effects of early-stage liver failure in some patients.



Bacteria associated with fatty liver disease

Intestinal permeability and an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine are both associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.



Calorie restriction alters liver metabolism

Moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, whereas moderate weight loss affects muscle, according to a new study.



Surviving alcohol-related liver disease

A recent study found that abstinence from alcohol is the key factor in long-term prognosis, even with relatively severe alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver.



Lack of transplanted liver cell proliferation

A study found that transplanted cells worked equally well in the old and young animals, but the younger animals had significantly higher levels of a growth factor needed for proliferation.



Genetics influences liver cancer severity

A fundamental difference in the way males and females respond to chronic liver disease at the genetic level helps explain why men are more prone to liver cancer. Men develop liver cancer at twice the rate of women.




University works on artificial liver to replace animal testing

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University are working towards creating the world’s first artificial human livers for drug testing to drastically cut the number of live animals used and get life-saving medicines into the clinic faster.



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