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New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission

2 hours 34 min ago
A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.

Study identifies predictors of poor outcomes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

2 hours 40 min ago
A new study from UT Southwestern suggests that more people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could live longer by identifying and more aggressively treating patients with certain risk factors.

Story-based videos hold promise for encouraging Latinas to seek help for anxiety and depression

3 hours 2 min ago
A UCLA Nursing professor has found that culturally tailored multimedia content holds great promise for encouraging Latina woman to seek help for, and address the symptoms of, anxiety and depression.

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

3 hours 30 min ago
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found that eradication of the hepatitis C virus induced by direct‐acting antiviral medications is associated with a 71 percent reduction in the risk of liver cancer.

Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis

3 hours 32 min ago
Health care costs for privately insured patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are nearly twice that of non‐alcoholic cirrhosis patients in the United States, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Researchers analyze frequency of mislabeling in herbal and dietary supplements

3 hours 37 min ago
Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

3 hours 49 min ago
Use of liver organs from selected hepatitis C positive donors should be considered due to modest risk of hepatitis C transmission and the availability of safe and effective direct‐acting antiviral therapies, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting -; held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

4 hours 13 min ago
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B virus‐related liver cancer.

NAFLD linked to higher cardiovascular risk in women, but not in men

4 hours 17 min ago
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with significantly higher risk of subsequent cardiovascular events in women, but not in men, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting -; held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Increased use of split liver transplantation could decrease pediatric waitlist deaths

4 hours 24 min ago
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found that increased utilization of split liver transplantation (sharing a donor liver between one pediatric and one adult patient) could decrease the number of children who die awaiting liver transplantation without decreasing liver transplantation access for adult patients.

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

4 hours 31 min ago
Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.

Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers

4 hours 50 min ago
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that liver cirrhosis mortality is greater than that of five major cancers, implying the development of appropriate interventions to treat or prevent liver cirrhosis must be prioritized.

Study finds rise in pregnancy rates among women with chronic liver disease

5 hours 31 sec ago
A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that the overall number of pregnancies in women with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has risen over the past 30 years.

Serum metabolites linked to NAFLD may be heritable, research shows

5 hours 3 min ago
Serum metabolites associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may be heritable, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

UC San Diego researchers develop 3D visualization tool for mapping omics data onto organs

5 hours 21 min ago
University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping "'omics" data onto whole organs.

Researchers use nanopore technique to detect biomarkers of disease

5 hours 31 min ago
Adam Hall, Ph.D., isn't kidding when he says the research he does is on a very small scale. But he is understating things more than just a little.

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

6 hours 31 min ago
Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of cells, but when it comes to autoimmune diseases, their role has largely been overlooked.

New vaccine for pneumonia holds promise to save thousands of lives

6 hours 37 min ago
In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million.

Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation

6 hours 48 min ago
It has been amply proven that smoking can cause serious diseases such as emphysema and cancer. A new study, however, shows that pharmacological stimulation of a specific type of nicotinic receptor in cells of the immune system could be a strategy to treat inflammatory lung disease.

Umass Amherst scientist receives grant to study pollutant effects on embryos in animal models

7 hours 36 sec ago
Environmental health scientist Alicia Timme-Laragy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study the health effects of two environmental pollutants, perfluoro-octanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its recent replacement chemical, perfluoro-butanesulfonic (PFBS).

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