News on NASH

Yale professors say AI will be a ‘powerful tool’ for pat...

Date: 05 Feb 2018

Story by Fierce Healthcare.

A growing body of research shows computer algorithms may soon outperform human pathologists in both accuracy and speed.

But rather than hand their diagnostic keys to machines, two pathology professors from Yale argue that artificial intelligence will emerge as a “powerful tool” that can accurately identify the drug or therapy that will be most beneficial to an individual patient’s disease.

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Long-term consumption of sunflower and fish oils may damage...

Date: 31 Jan 2018

Story by Science Daily.

An international group of scientists led by the University of Granada (UGR) has demonstrated that the long-term intake of sunflower or fish oils damages the liver and can cause a series of alterations in it, giving rise to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Date: 28 Jan 2018

Story by Medical News Today.

There is increasing evidence that we are what our mothers ate during pregnancy; if they consumed a high-fat diet, then we might suffer the consequences, be it obesity or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A new study, however, may have uncovered a way to prevent the latter.

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VIDEO: Important NASH outcomes to assess include clinical, q...

Date: 22 Jan 2018

Story and Video by Healio.

In this video from the AASLD Industry Colloquium 2018, Zobair M. Younossi, MD, chairman of the department of medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia, discusses the importance of assessing different outcomes in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis treatment.

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Sitting down can build fat around your organs, study shows

Date: 12 Jan 2018

Story in Medical News Today.

Besides the ever-so-annoying belly fat, there's also a much more "invisible" — but just as harmful — kind of fat: one that sits around our internal organs. What causes this, and is it possible to get rid of it? A new study has some answers.

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Seeking patients with silent liver disease that affects mill...

Date: 31 Dec 2017

Story by Reading Eagle - Associated Press.

As mentioned to this story in AP, there is a great need for patients to participate in clinical trials for the approval of NASH drugs. Another point stated in this story was that the awareness of NASH remains especially low among primary doctors who don't know to look for signs. Let's look forward to more awareness, knowledge sharing and collaborations, to fight this silent disease.

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Will AI Be Part of Your Health-care Team?

Date: 12 Dec 2017

Story by WebMD.

"I think this [artificial intelligence] is exciting, and will likely be the key element for enhancing the efficiency and quality of pathologists' diagnoses," said researcher Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, of Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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Desire to help others led donor to liver recipient

Date: 03 Dec 2017

Story by Indiana Gazette.

Peggy was battling for her life after being diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. She was indeed lucky to have met a donor, who was the perfect match. Liver transplant is the only real option for NASH. Hence, around the world, patients are placing their hopes for effective drugs to treat this disease.

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Coffee makes for a healthy liver, says board of experts

Date: 26 Nov 2017

Story by Medical News Today.

A commentary in the Mendon Journal. Fancy a cuppa, anyone?

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Fatty liver linked to shrinking brain

Date: 24 Nov 2017

Story by Reuters Health.

Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say.

"Liver fat may have a direct association with brain ageing." - Lead author, Galit Weinstein, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel.

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