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Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...ingly came forward to donate more than half of his liver to his father, and the transplant has been success...st and I thought he meant he wanted me to get some liver from the butcher," he joked as he sat by his father's bedside. "But I just said yes straight away, w...

Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...en of the mice we studied reduced the fat in their liver and skeletal muscles, and also helped to control insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, blood pressure and inflammation. Blocking Y2R might work the same way in humans, but much study will be needed to prove that. More immediately, the findings c...

Australian Patients Who Received Vitamin Injection Infected With Hepatitis C

...atitis C, for which there is no vaccine, can cause liver damage, including cirrhosis and liver failure. Three women who received vitamin injections were detected in March to have contracted the...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...etamol) overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure, accounting for as many as 50% of acute liver failure cases. Author contact: Karen Thomas (University of Calgary)by phone: (001) 403.220.2431 ph...

Liver Cancer More Prevalent in Males

...on appears to be linked to the higher incidence of liver cancer in men than in women , researchers at the U...protein called interleukin-6 (IL-6) in response to liver injury than males do, and that production of this protein is suppressed by estrogen, may point the w...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

... patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver at the meeting. Dr. Mescheders poster presentati...ancer had spread to 10 different places around the liver and four in the lungs. He was given the virus treatment in four weekly infusions direct into blood s...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...her, the overall load of metals in Mrs. Bergeron's liver sample would be considered highly toxic, and would have resulted in the numerous physical symptoms experienced by Mrs. Bergeron," the report said. "We are trying to get more information from her computer to see if we can find out what she thought sh...

FDAs Gesture for Firm Manufacturing Drug for Cushings Syndrome

...he body's response to inflammation, stimulates the liver to raise the blood sugar, and it helps control the amount of water in the body. Another adrenal cortex hormone, aldosterone, regulates salt and water levels which affects blood volume and blood pressure. Small amounts of androgens (male hormones) are...

Two In One Drug For Smokers And Drinkers

...or advantage because long-term drinkers often have liver damage. In addition, the drug has the potential to be considered as a treatment for addictions such as gambling and painkillers. The University of California researchers, together with the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, ar...

Uncooked Fish may Cause Liver Cancer

...k of ingesting trematodes that can cause a type of liver cancer called cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the b...rne trematode Opisthorchis viverrini (the SE Asian liver fluke) causes cholangiocarcinoma. The fluke is endemic to Thailand, Lao Peoples Democratic Republ...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

... molecular pump which carries cholesterol from the liver into the bile ducts. It is from this cholesterol t... transporting the blood lipid cholesterol from the liver into the bile ducts." Most of the gallstones consist to a high degree of crystallised cholesterol. T...

Milk Thistle Extract Effective in Cancer Treatment

... supplements are currently available that preserve liver function and provide clinical benefits," write the...s cancer patients take, have extremely problematic liver toxicities. With this exclusive edition, the scientific community will have a resource to guide and ...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...r survival rates of about 70 percent for heart and liver transplants and about 80 percent for kidney transp...ve drugs, Kreisel said. Mouse models for heart, liver and kidney transplants have existed for years, but developing a similar model for lung transplantati...

Insulin Sensitizer- Energy Conserving Signal to Brain

...A fat-derived protein known for its effects on the liver and skeletal muscle might also serve as an energy-...ns. In addition to its peripheral actions on the liver and skeletal muscle, adiponectin has also been reported to have central actions, Kadowaki said. Rece...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

...n the search for an effective treatment for human liver cancer in the July issue of Molecular Cancer Thera...ificant implications not only for the treatment of liver cancer but for a number of different types of cancer. Most cases of HCC are secondary to either a v...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

... In the UK every year, more than 600 patients have liver transplants with organs from dead donors. Currently, there are around 311 people on the liver transplant waiting list in the UK. The number of donors is far exceeded by the number of patients d...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

...itamin B-9, which is found in citrus fruits, nuts, liver and dark green, leafy vegetables. It creates healthy new cells that help form a baby's brain, spine, organs, skin and bones. Medical authorities began campaigns in the 1990s to tell women of childbearing age to take folic acid supplements, and in ...

Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells

...onal antibody has the potential to induce death in liver cancer cells. In a study, the monoclonal antibo...y, directed his colleagues to obtain rat and human liver cancer cell lines so as to analysed the cell lines for the levels of expression of an receptor tyros...

Researchers Develop Tool to Gauge Quality of Life of Hepatitis B Patients

...is caused by a viral infection that can damage the liver and lead to chronic disease. It is contracted most...patitis B patients those who do not have advanced liver disease or, even rarer, end-stage complications. In developing the first-of-its-kind assessment to...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...gnant tumors of the central nervous system and the liver was blocking certain types of cell death and proliferation of surviving cells. They wanted to test this effect in arteries following angioplasty therapy. The researchers studied a rabbit model that replicates the restenosis or renarrowing after ang...

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