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Chemical Injections for Fat Removal

...nflammation in the blood vessels, and fat in their livers and muscles. Although we dont expect that, in the future, a person will be able to eat everything he or she wants, chase it down with a Y2R blocking agent, and end up looking like a movie star, said Zukowska, we are encouraged that these findings c...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...ssfully ablated tissue using the IRE pulses in the livers of male Sprague-Dawley rats. "We did not use any drugs, the cells were destroyed, and the vessel architecture was preserved," Davalos said. Davalos and Rubinsky also said that the new process was more advantageous in comparison with the current...

Adenoviruses Could Help Kick Drinking

...e injection reduced the enzyme's activity in rats' livers by 80 percent, Sapag revealed at the American Society of Gene Therapy meeting in Seattle earlier this month....

Effects of 'starvation Hormone'-Newly Identified in Low-carb Diets

... FGF21.'We saw a dramatic increase in FGF21 in the livers of the mice [on the diet],' she said. Kliewers group showed that FGF21 is induced directly by PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor) in liver in response to fasting in mice. Scientists have known that PPAR controls fats use as an energy...

A Novel Target for Type-2 Diabetes Atk2

...non-functional Akt2/PKB. Finally, they showed that livers with too much PGC-1a or with PGC-1a that could not be phosphorylated put out many copies of the genes for fat metabolism. Each approach pointed to the same conclusion: PGC-1a had phosphate groups added to it by Akt2/PKB in the presence of insulin and...

Liver Regeneration Unplugged

...s on the strategies employed by physicians to make livers re-grow in patients suffering chronic liver diseas...ation. This is especially useful in patients whose livers are damaged to a great extent. In a study conducted on mice, the research team found the presence ...

Liver Regeneration may Be Simpler Than Previously Thought

...could significantly affect the way physicians make livers regrow in patients with liver diseases such as cir...ns regrow by stimulating these proteins. Regrowing livers this way would be especially useful for patients whose livers are so damaged – say, by a tumor that ...

Thailand Claims World’s First Successful Heart Separation in Siamese Twin

...ggested they could repair the conjoined hearts and livers to function properly after the operation. It is usual for Siamese twins to die young or if separated surgically for only one to survive, said Mongkol. Thailand, formerly called Siam, can boast of the world's 'original' Siamese twins, named Eng an...

Transplant Tourism on the Rise, Says WHO

... estimated need, said WHO. In the same year 21,000 livers and 6,000 hearts were transplanted. Both kidney and liver transplants are on the rise, but demand is also increasing and remains unmatched, the WHO said. It went on to note it was encouraging the developed nations to make use more of the organs of ...

New Hope For People With Liver And Kidney Ailments

...g human Rh proteins which will people with damaged livers and kidneys in removing toxic ammonia from their bloodstream. "Rh proteins are important targets for treatment of high toxic blood ammonia levels that occur in liver disease," said Shigehisa Hirose, co-author of the study. "Our findings also indi...

Stem Cells Speed Growth of Healthy Liver Tissue

...ration may be a promising therapy for regenerating livers damaged by other chronic and acute diseases.” The researchers are currently embarking on a randomized controlled trial of the therapy. Source-Eurealert SRM...

Stem Cells to Treat Liver Cancer

...ration may be a promising therapy for regenerating livers damaged by other chronic and acute diseases.” The researchers are currently embarking on a randomized controlled trial of the therapy. Source-Eureklert PRI...

New Hope for Regenerative Medicine

... animals; then they harvested these chimeric fetal livers for transplant into lethally irradiated hosts. The scientists found that uniparental ES cells, regardless of parent-of-origin, were able to functionally reconstitute the entire hematopoietic system of adult mice. Furthermore, the scientists were also...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

...er tissue, circadian rhythms matched those seen in livers from mice with fluorescent mPer2 and unimpeded Bma...on patterns in the liver explants together with in livers taken from the transgenic offspring show that liver oscillators can drive circadian gene expression ...

First Liver Donation in Armed Forces

... after death is a common practice, the majority of livers transplanted in India are taken from relatives who donate half the organ, often with considerable risks,' it said. Since the cadaver organ donation rate in India stands at a dismal 0.5 per million population against over 30 per million in the West,...

Marijuana aids therapy for Hepatitis C

...o the severe side effects and end up getting their livers destroyed by the virus. The progress of 71 hepatitis C patients undergoing the tough treatment was monitored by the researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and at an Oakland substance abuse center. It was found through test...

MRI Can Monitor Transplanted Islets

...e the rejection process. MR images of the animals' livers were taken seven times over the 14 days after the transplant procedure. The results verified that that MRI could track the labeled islets over time and reveal how many were surviving. For both groups of mice, the number of islets began to drop immed...

Early Nitric Oxide Treatment Can Help Low Birth Weight Preemies

...elp them breathe and protect their brains, hearts, livers and other organs as their lungs develop. However, high oxygen levels or the prolonged use of ventilators can damage babies’ lungs, impeding normal development and causing a chronic lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). In the United...

Second Alagille Syndrome Gene discovered: More information on kidney disease

...nce, causing the defective bile ducts found in the livers of many patients with Alagille syndrome. "Ligands and receptors are like keys and locks," said Dr. Spinner. "If either one is defective, it may interfere with normal growth and development." Dr. Spinner's team previously determined that 94 percent ...

Same Genes Act Differently in Males and Females

...ed by sex. The findings imply that male and female livers function the same, but work at different rates. "Our findings in the liver may explain why men and women respond differently to the same drug," noted Lusis. "Studies show that aspirin is more effective at preventing heart attack in men than women. ...

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