MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A new way of allocating donor lungs that eliminates geographical restrictions could save more lives, new research suggests. In early 2023, the current U.S. system, which looks for compatible candidates within a fixed radius, will be replaced by the Composite Allocation Score. TheContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients with an incurable, genetic liver disease have new hope after an animal study showed that a single drug could reverse its effects. Alagille syndrome is caused by a mutation that prevents the formation and regeneration of bile ducts in the liver. AboutContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Quitting alcohol can help reduce complications of liver cirrhosis, even in patients who have advanced disease. It can also help them live longer, new research shows. “Our results clearly show that all patients with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis who maintain sustained abstinence from alcoholContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Using only mouse stem cells, British researchers report they have created synthetic embryos that form a brain, a beating heart and other organs. The stem cells organized themselves until they developed beating hearts and the foundations of the brain and yolk sacs whereContinue Reading