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Gene editing offers hope in halting fatty build up in the liver

Cholesterol is normally found in the blood and combines with proteins to travel through the bloodstream as lipoproteins. The liver makes most of the cholesterol in the body. The two forms of cholesterol are the “good” cholesterol or high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad cholesterol, the low density lipoprotein (LDL). The loose terms, good […]

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Recent reports from “Livercon V” defining the status of liver disease in India

Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus is high among Indian tribal population Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the important causes for chronic liver disease in India. The Union Health Ministry data of 2018 indicates an estimated four crore people were suffering from HBV in India. A recent study by a leading hepatologist, Dr […]

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Organs in a dish’ pave the way for personalized medicine in the gut and liver disease

Organoid systems are one of the most dramatic advancements in stem cell research. These are commonly known as “organs in a dish” because they are organ-like three-dimensional structures that mimic their corresponding organ in the lab and can literally be grown out of the petri dish. For the liver, the procedure can enable liver tissues […]

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New Lease of Life for Liver Research

A lot of research is been initiated to halt progression of liver damage to fibrosis and severe scarring of the liver called cirrhosis. However, funding such research has many challenges including a very high budget. In a new development, the collaboration between GE Healthcare and Takeda Group have announced that they will be combining efforts […]

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Scientists Identify 14 Genes Associated with Biliary Atresia Survival

Biliary atresia is the most common cause for persistent jaundice and pale stools after birth, despite phototherapy in infants. It is an abnormality wherein the bile ducts draining bile from the liver to the intestine are absent. This causes the bile to be trapped inside the liver, leading to inflammation and subsequent scarring of the […]

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