News on NASH

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Saved by a Liver Transplant, Former Soccer Player Looks Forw...

Date: 08 May 2018

[Report by Michigan Health] After a lifetime of struggle, Edwen Lopez faced his biggest challenge: receiving a liver transplant. A Michigan Medicine transplant team was ready to help him win. 

Lopez was diagnosed with stage 4 nonalcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis, better known as NASH disease, in 2015.

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Beware of the Burger: Eating More Meat Linked to Blood Sugar...

Date: 15 Apr 2018

[Report by The Epoch Times] As Americans eat more animal protein than ever before, researchers in Israel suggest in a new study that the increased meat consumption may lead to chronic conditions that had not been reported previously.

Specifically, the study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, suggests high consumption of red and processed meats, including sausage and hot dogs, may lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and insulin resistance.

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The NASH Education Program™, Giving Voice to the “Silent...

Date: 26 Mar 2018

It's great to see the education and awareness efforts for NASH coming up. Kudos to the team behind the NASH Education Program™!

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A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths

Date: 21 Mar 2018

Story by Quanta Magazine.

The computer scientist Barbara Engelhardt develops machine-learning models and methods to scour human genomes for the elusive causes and mechanisms of disease.

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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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