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New Living Donor Option for Liver Transplantation at UC San Diego Health

March 1, 2016

Nationally, more than 15,000 patients are waiting for a liver transplant. Approximately 6,300 persons each year will receive a new liver; 1,400 die waiting. In California, one in four listed for liver transplant will die before an organ becomes available. Fortunately, living donation is now a lifesaving option at UC…

Scientists Discover a New Signaling Pathway and Design a Novel Drug for Liver Fibrosis

April 25, 2024

Scientists from the University of California San Diego discovered a novel signaling pathway in liver cells, leading to a treatment for fibrosis.

Domino Liver Transplant Treats Two Rare Diseases, World First

September 21, 2011

For the first time ever, a surgical team led by Alan Hemming, MD, has successfully performed a domino transplant using a liver with a rare genetic disorder called methylmalonic acidemia (MMA).

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors

August 13, 2015

…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 that are better at regenerating liver tissue than ordinary liver cells, or hepatocytes. The study…

Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First

January 18, 2012

…Young Mom, California First Liver Removed, Reconstructed, Re-Implanted A team led by Dr. Alan Hemming, a transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the West Coast’s first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver and re-implant it without any…

Researchers Illuminate Key Role of NOX Proteins in Liver Disease

July 29, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated a direct connection between two signaling proteins and liver fibrosis, a scarring process underlying chronic liver disease, the 12th leading cause of death in the United States.

Math Equation Predicts and Detects Liver Cancer

December 16, 2019

University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers developed a math equation to predict and detect liver cancer and identified when healthy cells become cancerous.

Diet Plays Critical Role in NASH Progressing to Liver Cancer in Mouse Model

June 1, 2021

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found in a mouse model that when fed a Western diet rich in calories, fat and cholesterol, the mice progressively became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to HCC, chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease.

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June 23, 2022

…of four receives lifesaving liver transplant from his brother through UC San Diego Health’s live liver donation program The Partridge brothers have spent the past 20 years living thousands of miles apart—Mike in Kidderminster, England where they both grew up, and Andy in the United States, now residing in San…

High Levels of Protein p62 Predict Liver Cancer Recurrence

May 19, 2016

…that high levels of the protein p62 in human liver samples are strongly associated with cancer recurrence and reduced patient survival. In mice, they also found that p62 is required for liver cancer to form.

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