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LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
How Alcohol Can Kill Your Liver — And You by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 11:42pm The response to my blog; Should Alcoholics Get Liver Transplants, was overwhelming.   I’ve been posting for a little over a year and no other blog has generated a response as heavy as this one.   Because so many people were interested in the effect of alcohol on the liver, I decided to offer a brief expansion of the topic.   I think it ... Read on »
The Last 18 Days by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:37pm This is a brief history of what has happened in the last 18 days and before that lead up to the events of the present. Late November Ann comments several times to me that she is tired and remembers not having much of an appetite. Neither of us think much of it. Her job gets more stressful with the holidays coming up and we are nursing o ... Read on »
Fast Facts About Niemann-Pick Disease by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm The last Ashkenazi Jewish genetic condition left for me to cover, aside from Cystic Fibrosis which has high carrier rates for all people with Caucasian ancestry (1/25), is Niemann-Pick disease. There are five subtypes of Niemann-Pick disease, though only Type A is more frequent in Ashkenazi Jewish populations. Niemann-Pick disease Type A i ... Read on »
She made it! NOW we know… by Carrie Ostrea Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:54am Absolutely incredible, incredible.  That is how I would describe this past week. We just got back to the Children’s Inn about an hour ago, and Hannah and I both crashed asleep.  It is over! They did so much during these past four days – EEG/ABR, EKG, echocardiogram, MRI of the brain and liver/spleen, CT scan of the chest, full skeletal xray ... Read on »
Major Gene Mutation Identified in Lymphoma Tumors by Cancer.gov Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 12:00am Another JAK2 Inhibitor Shows Promise against Myelofibrosis An experimental drug designed to inhibit growth-promoting signals associated with a mutant form of the Janus-activated kinase 2 (JAK2) protein reduced clinical symptoms and led to durable responses in some patients with myelofibrosis , a d ... Read on »
Get better circulation with Jingui Huayu blood circulator Herbal formula by franklinb Posted Sat 19 Jun 2010 12:00am Blood Circulator from Balanceuticals This is a remarkable herbal formula which is from the Chinese, which promotes circulation throughout the entire body by opening up small veins and capillaries to increase blood flow.   I can imagine using this formula in conjunction with reflexology (hands and feet) to ... Read on »
How Alcohol Can Kill Your Liver — And YouMarch 4, 2009 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm The response to my blog; Should Alcoholics Get Liver Transplants, was overwhelming.   I’ve been posting for a little over a year and no other blog has generated a response as heavy as this one.   Because so many people were interested in the effect of alcohol on the liver, I decided to offer a brief expansion of the topic.   I think it is ... Read on »
What Alcohol Can Do to Your Liver by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 7:12am Bob Aronson, the author of this blog, is a recovering alcoholic (since 1982), a former smoker and a 2007 heart transplant recipient.  He wrote this blog about two years ago  but because of  hundreds of  inquiries about how alcohol affects the liver he is re-posting it. I think it is important to point out here that while I am a recovering a ... Read on »
A Mouse Model for Systemic Inflammation in Glucocerebrosidase-Deficient Mice with Minimal Glucosylceramide Storage by nih.gov Posted Sun 30 Nov 2003 4:00pm Description of Invention: Gaucher disease, the most common lysosomal storage disease, is an inherited metabolic disorder in which harmful quantities of the lipid glucocerebroside accumulate in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow and in rare cases in the brain, due to a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase (Gba) that c ... Read on »