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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.
Surprise finding could lead to hepatitis C vaccine

Surprise finding could lead to hepatitis C vaccine

Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

Peginterferon and Ribavirin combination promising for those with HIV and HCV

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

British team and NASA plan to take stem cells into space

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Liver transplantation outcomes have significantly improved for patients with hepatitis B

Correlation between HCV viral load and severity of liver disease

Correlation between HCV viral load and severity of liver disease

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Self-recovery from Hep C infection linked to genes that suppress action of killer immune cells

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

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