Hepatitis B viruses cured – Pilot Study

Hepatitis B viruses cured – Pilot Study Researchers have for the first time succeeded in conquering a chronic infection of the hepatitis B virus in a mouse model. The team showed in its publication, that T-cell therapy can provide a permanent cure. #hbv #hepatitisb #cure Karin Wisskirchen, Janine Kah, Antje Malo, Theresa Asen, Tassilo Volz,…

Nitrate Rich foods may prevent Fatty Liver Disease

Nitrate Rich foods may prevent Fatty Liver Disease “When we supplemented with dietary nitrate to mice fed with a high-fat and sugar Western diet, we noticed a significantly lower proportion of fat in the liver,” says Mattias Carlström, Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet. Their results were confirmed by using…

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is commonly found in Indonesia, and has been used to treat asthma, rheumatic pain, toothaches and infections. In the laboratory, researchers have shown that nutmeg can fight hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycemia, heart tissue damage and…

Indian spice may delay liver damage and cirrhosis

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-207-383-6529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Curcumin improves sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 -/- mice by inhibition of cholangiocyte inflammatory response and portal myofibroblast proliferation Curcumin, one of the principal components of the Indian spice turmeric, seems to delay the liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis, suggests preliminary experimental…

SAMe ( S-adenosylmethionine ) is Effective in Preventing Formation of Primary Liver Cancer in Rats

2009 study posted for filing A new study investigated the effectiveness of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) in the prevention and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or primary liver cancer. SAMe, a widely available nutritional supplement, with little known side effects, was found to be effective in preventing the formation of HCC in rats. However, high enough levels…

Long-term L-carnitine supplementation prevents development of liver cancer

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lin Tian wjg@wjgnet.com 86-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology A study will be published on March 21, 2009 in World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses the question. A research group in King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia investigated, for the first time, the role of carnitine, a naturally occurring compound…

Miracle leaves that may help protect against liver damage: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Contact: Meral Nugent meral.nugent@soci.org 020-759-81533 Society of Chemical Industry Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries are well known for their cholesterol busting properties, but scientists in India say that its leaves are also rich in anti-oxidants and may help ward off liver disease, according to new research due to be published in the Society of Chemical…

Homeopathic solutions for a global catastrophe: Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning?

Reposted at Request and debate 2003 Study Contact: Gemma Bradley press@biomedcentral.com 44-207-323-0323 BioMed Central Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning? A homeopathic remedy made from arsenic oxide could ease the suffering of the hundreds of millions of people at risk from arsenic poisoning worldwide.  Research, published this week in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, suggests that…

Treatment with NAC is associated with better outcomes for children with liver failure

Contact: Amy Molnar amolnar@wiley.com Wiley-Blackwell Questions remain on NACs true utility for this condition A new retrospective study on the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on children with acute liver failure not caused by acetaminophen poisoning has found that the treatment was associated with a shorter hospital stay, higher incidence of liver recovery, and better survival…

Interferon does not slow or stop hepatitis C from worsening, study finds

    Interferon does not slow or halt the progression of chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease in patients who haven’t responded to previous attempts to eradicate the disease, a national study in which the Saint Louis University School of Medicine participated has found.   Patients in the trial who were treated with interferon…