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Cancer: New Scanner Halves Radiation

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[28/08/2012] Current cancer examinations involve high levels of radiation. Based on the Big Bang research in CERN, particle physicists at University in Oslo have created a brand new technology that combines the PET and MR medical imaging technologies. This combination involves much less radiation than current technology.Cancer: New Scanner Halves Radiation - Read more

Hormones: Therapeutic Avenues for Parkinson's Disease

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[24/08/2012] Body's own hormone shows promise in protecting dopamine, leading to possible treatments. Now, scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have discovered what may possibly be a key ingredient in the fight against Parkinson's disease.Hormones: Therapeutic Avenues for Parkinson's Disease - Read more

Liver: New Approach to Treat Acute Failure

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[06/08/2012] Now the physicians of the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin, Germany, have developed a new treatment of liver failure approach based on a mouse model. In their current study the liver failure was reversed and the mice recovered completely. The researchers hope to soon be able to test their new approach in clinical trials.Liver: New Approach to Treat Acute Failure - Read more

Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals

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[09/05/2012] An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, show that significant numbers of myofibroblasts – cells that produce the fibrous scarring in chronic liver injury – revert to an inactive phenotype as the liver heals.Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals - Read more

Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk

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[28/02/2012] Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Doctor Mary Whooley of the San Francisco VA Medical Centre and the University of California, San Francisco.Heart Patients: Statins Linked with Lower Depression Risk - Read more

Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients

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[27/02/2012] University of Utah mathematicians developed a set of calculus equations to make it easier for doctors to save Tylenol overdose patients by quickly estimating how much painkiller they took, when they consumed it and whether they will require a liver transplant to survive.Liver Transplantation: Math Can Save Tylenol Overdose Patients - Read more

Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated

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[21/02/2012] Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London. The findings highlight a promising target for new drugs to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated - Read more

Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified

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[25/01/2012] A molecule embedded in the membrane of human liver cells that aids in cholesterol absorption also allows the entry of hepatitis C virus, the first step in hepatitis C infection, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.Cholesterol: Entry Point for Hepatitis C Infection Identified - Read more

Drug Safety: Novel Way to Prevent Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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[17/01/2012] Rutgers University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a novel strategy to protect the liver from drug-induced injury and improve associated drug safety.Drug Safety: Novel Way to Prevent Drug-Induced Liver Injury - Read more

Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care

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[12/01/2012] Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal care giving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to University of Michigan research. Given the increase in obesity and aging of those with hepatitis C (HCV), researchers expect the prevalence of cirrhosis to climb among older Americans.Cirrhosis: High Rates of Disability and Health Care - Read more