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Death Rate From Liver Cancer in US Now Double That in 1980s

Mortality rates from liver cancer in the United States have doubled since the mid-1980s, and they are increasing faster than for any other cancer, according to a new analysis by the American Cancer Society. The study was published online June 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. From 2009 to 2013, the average incidence

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New strategy to lower blood sugar may help in diabetes treatment

September 3, 2015 By Jim Dryden ROBERT BOSTON PHOTO Brian N. Finck, PhD (left), and Kyle S. McCommis, PhD, analyze data showing it’s possible to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes by lowering glucose production in the liver. Some treatments for type 2 diabetes make the body more sensitive to insulin, the hormone

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors

Hybrid hepatocytes proliferate and replenish liver mass after chronic liver injuries in mice August 13, 2015  |  Heather Buschman, PhD The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a population of liver cells

Liver hormone offers hope for diabetes treatment

Nature, by Chris Palmer Biologists have found a hormone in the liver that spurs the growth of insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas, a discovery they hope will lead to new treatments for diabetes. A team led by Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, identified the hormone, betatrophin, by inducing