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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
New drug combination more effective than the previous generation of hepatitis C/HIV therapy

New drug combination more effective than the previous generation of hepatitis C/HIV therapy

Roche files for application with FDA to market hepatitis C medication Pegasys(R) for chronic hepatitis B treatment

Roche files for application with FDA to market hepatitis C medication Pegasys(R) for chronic hepatitis B treatment

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Blacks receive transplants at disproportionately low rates

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

The EU is contributing €9 million to the “Vigilance against Viral Resistance” (VIRGIL) project

The EU is contributing €9 million to the “Vigilance against Viral Resistance” (VIRGIL) project

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

Investigational drug Abraxane is active and well tolerated in women with metastatic breast cancer

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease

New study to determine the effectiveness of a new pediatric screening method for Wilson's disease

Combination treatment may help type 2 diabetes patients

Combination treatment may help type 2 diabetes patients

Students win awards for research into liver disease, cancer and insomnia

Students win awards for research into liver disease, cancer and insomnia

Anemia is a major determinant of fatigue in patients with cirrhosis

Anemia is a major determinant of fatigue in patients with cirrhosis

Caffeinated beverages may benefit some people who are at high-risk for liver disease

Caffeinated beverages may benefit some people who are at high-risk for liver disease

Fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children has distinct characteristics different from those found in adults

Fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children has distinct characteristics different from those found in adults

Benitec acquires Avocel to focus on rapid development of hepatitis C therapeutics

Benitec acquires Avocel to focus on rapid development of hepatitis C therapeutics

Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation

Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation

Signs of liver disease also improve in conjunction with alterations to gut flora

Signs of liver disease also improve in conjunction with alterations to gut flora

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Screening for liver diseases benefits outweigh costs for some, but not all, conditions

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

Schering-Plough submits Japanese application for hepatitis C drug

Schering-Plough submits Japanese application for hepatitis C drug

Study suggests that donor livers are not always distributed according to a patient's need

Study suggests that donor livers are not always distributed according to a patient's need

Preclinical data on Histamine's ability to prevent liver damage

Preclinical data on Histamine's ability to prevent liver damage