Effective therapies for liver damage come closer

The process involves growing cells on defined materials - without the need for animal products - which makes therapies safer for use in people.

Hepatitis B came accidentally to me; I am surviving on just 25% of liver: Amitabh Bachchan
Hepatitis B came accidentally to me; I am surviving on just 25% of liver: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has been surviving on 25 percent of his liver. He accidentally became a recipient of the Hepatitis B virus.

2 green corridors created in Indore for organ transportation

Probably for first time in the country, two green corridors were created simultaneously here today for separate transport of a liver and a kidney, donated by kin of a 59-year-old man, for their transplantation in two persons.

1st Green Corridor transports liver to airport in 10 minutes in Indore

In a first for the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh, the Indore administration successfully created a 'Green Corridor' and transported a liver to the city's Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport within a span of 10 minutes.

Doctors construct liver in man's body with lobes from 2 donors

In a rare and complex surgery, doctors at a city hospital constructed a liver in the body of a 46-year-old man by joining two liver lobes donated by two of his family members.

3D liver cell replicas to fast-track personalised medicine

Scientists have created a device with a series of three dimensional cells within it that mimic the activities of a liver, thereby opening up its potential use in drug testing and personalised medicine.

Tips to improve your digestion before the upcoming festive season

While we are busy celebrating festivals, our bodies work overtime to digest the heavy festive food. They might be delicious, but they put pressure on our liver and digestive system. Control your diet from now on to enjoy the festivities.

Vitamin A linked to alcoholic liver disease development

 Counteracting alcohol's effect on vitamin A levels in the liver may lead to novel treatments for alcoholic liver disease, suggests new research.

Gene potentially linked to liver damage identified

 Researchers have identified a gene which may be associated with the initiation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common cause of liver damage.

Green corridor facilitates liver transplant for woman patient

In a rare coordination among civic and police administrations, a 51-year-old woman got a liver transplant done here Tuesday with a green corridor being created for nearly 350 km from Puducherry to Madurai to bring the organ at a hospital in three and a half hours.

Organs of brain dead man save three lives in Delhi

 A 40-year-old man, who was declared brain dead at the AIIMS here, has saved the lives of three people by donating his organs, including liver and kidneys, a top official of the hospital said on Thursday.

Cells that re-generate liver without cancer risk

 Scientists have discovered new type of cells which are an important part of liver regeneration.

Liver drug may slow Parkinson's progress

A drug which has already been in use to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.

Only one percent Indians donate organs: Experts

 Only one percent of Indians donate their organs after death while in western nations around 70-80 percent of the people pledge their organs, according to health experts.

Scientists identify source of liver stem cells
Scientists identify source of liver stem cells

Solving a long-standing mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver, scientists have identified stem cells in the gland that give rise to functional liver cells.

Lose weight for healthy liver: Study

Weight loss through lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterised by fat in the liver, studies said.

Blocking activity of key immune receptor may stop liver cancer progression

Researches have revealed that blocking the activity of a key immune receptor reduces the progression of liver cancer.

Eating wild mushrooms can lead to liver failure

Foraging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, says a study.

Mumbai hospital performs 100 liver transplants in two years

Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has notched a record of 100 liver transplants since the inception of its state-of-the-art Centre for Liver Transplant in 2013, hospital officials said here on Friday.