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NIH awards $4 million to research environmental connection to liver disease

September 18, 2017

A researcher at the University of Louisville has received $4.01 million grant distributed over eight years by the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop research on whether environmental chemicals may be contributing to liver disease, according to a press release.

The grant will allow Matthew Cave, MD, associate professor of medicine in gastroenterology at University of Louisville School of Medicine, to study the long-term effects of environmental chemicals on the liver.

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Lack of treatment in HBV leads to increased FIB-4 no matter viral load

August 29, 2017
While patients with hepatitis B who received treatment had a significant initial decline in viral load and little to no change in FIB-4 score, patients with HBV who…
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Replacement therapy bridges recovery gap in acute liver failure

August 25, 2017
Molecular adsorbent recirculating system therapy, or MARS, successfully replaced hepatic function in patients with acute liver failure, which may provide support during…

6 top stories on alcohol-related risks in liver disease

August 11, 2017
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