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Researchers find better ways to grow liver cells from stem c...

Date: 13 Mar 2018

Story by Channel NewsAsia

A research collaboration in Singapore has discovered methods to efficiently generate pure liver cells from human stem cells, potentially leading to more effective ways of treating liver failure. This can greatly improve patient survival rates and alleviate the burden of liver failure.

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Post-Transplant Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise

Date: 10 Mar 2018

Story in MedPage Today.

Liver-transplant patients may have a similar prevalence of new-onset fatty liver disease to that of the general population, according to an Italian review and meta-analysis. The results raise concerns about graft failure and the need for retransplantation among patients.

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Can Modest Alcohol Intake Suppress Liver Fibrosis in Fatty L...

Date: 02 Mar 2018

Story by Medical News Bulletin.

Researchers in Japan investigated the relationship between alcohol intake and the cell changes seen in patients with NAFLD. They recently reported their findings in the journal PLoS ONE.

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NASH – The story of the invisible threat to your liver and...

Date: 01 Mar 2018

Story by Biotechin.Asia.

... Sophia had a pit in her stomach when they asked her to go for a liver biopsy as they had found abnormally high levels of certain enzymes in her blood. And she was diagnosed with the fourth stage of NASH and a notice of merely a month’s time to undergo a liver transplantation.

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Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease

Date: 19 Feb 2018

Story by Medical News Today.

Cutting down on pasta, potatoes, and other such carbohydrate-rich foods has become a popular plan for weight loss. However, according to a new study, a carb-restricted diet may offer other health benefits.
foods rich in carbohydrates.

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£1.7M to tackle killer liver disease

Date: 09 Feb 2018

Story by BQ.

The Innovate UK funding will be used to develop a unified data system that allows sharing of genomic (RNA-Seq)** and clinical information from patients with NASH, making it more accessible for further research. This system will be the first in the world for NASH, will lead to a deeper understanding of which tests and treatments are most effective for individual patients.

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The Changing Role of Pathologists in the Age of Precision Me...

Date: 07 Feb 2018

Story by Technology Networks.

"The challenge is to ensure that those new technologies are nonetheless regarded as being complementary techniques to classical pathology, and are not considered a replacement on the basis of expertise in a single technology. Ultimately, it is the morphological diagnosis which has the biggest impact on predicting prognosis and response to treatment in cancer, and technologies such as wider sequencing refine this."

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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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