Women struck by life-threatening liver disease are told it's menopause by GPs
Some are facing waits of more than five years before GPs recognise symptoms of Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), and up to 8,000 women do not know they are living with the disease. The disorder, which affects 20,000 Britons, overwhelmingly strikes ...
Daily Mail - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:10

Cell Death Biomarkers May Predict Liver Fibrosis in PBC
Serum biomarkers for cell death may be useful for predicting liver fibrosis and poor prognosis among patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). While liver biopsy is the gold standard for assessing fibrosis, its utility is limited by sampling error ...
MedPage Today - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:22

Intercept Pharmaceuticals: More Upside Awaits (ICPT)
... that are developed. Almost 30% of people within the US suffer from some sort of fatty liver disease (such as NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), and some predict that the market potential for drugs that treat such liver diseases could generate ...
Seeking Alpha - Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:52

The Top 6 Best Analyst Coverage on Intercept Pharmaceutical Inc
Intercept Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT), a clinical stage bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat underserved liver diseases, is set to report second quarter 2015 earnings after ...
CNA Finance (press release) - Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:26

New mobile app helps screen stool for liver disease in newborns
In a pilot study, PoopMD, a mobile health application, was accurate in reading the color of a newborn's stool for early signs of biliary atresia, a rare form of liver disease, according to newly published findings.
Healio - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:11

PoopMD app can accurately detect signs of liver disease in infants
iMedicalApps - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:14

Want to check your child's poop for liver disease? There's an app for that
Science /AAAS - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00

Smartphone Application Screens for Rare Liver Disease in Newborns
The New Indian Express - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:41

PoopMD App Can Detect Liver Disease In Newborns
Focus News - Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:19

Small study affirms accuracy of free mobile app that screens for liver disease ...
Medical Xpress - Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00

Fundraiser planned for Gretna woman who needs transplant
She has suffered with a liver ailment called primary biliary cirrhosis, caused by an obstruction of the bile ducts, since she was 30. Over the last 15 years, the disease has taken its toll, causing extreme liver damage. Cali Bergeron went to St. Joseph ...
NOLA.com (blog) - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:56

'Mini Bile Ducts' Identify Drugs that Could Prevent Liver Transplantation
Until now there has been no way of generating large numbers of fully functional bile ducts that mimic disease in the lab, which has limited our understanding of biliary disorders and restricted the development of new drugs. Using their 'bile duct ...
Drug Discovery & Development - Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:03

Scientists create mini liver segments for drug discovery
HealthCanal.com - Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:30

Family shares story on organ transplant
Lucas Goeller, whose family is from Indiana Township, Allegheny County, was born in March 2013 with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia, a life-threatening condition in which the bile ducts of the liver do not have normal openings. Doctors at ...
Butler Eagle (subscription) - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:56

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