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Large Study Identifies Increase of Cirrhosis in Hepatitis C Patients

Over the past decade, the prevalence of cirrhosis has increased by almost 40 percent among people with hepatitis C (HCV) in the United States, according to research presented at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Statins Shown to Reduce Risk of Death in People With Alcoholic Cirrhosis

The use of statins has been shown to significantly decrease risk of death among patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, according to research p

4-Fold Increase in Prevalence of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis in Children in the United States

The prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a progressive type of fatty liver disease, appears to be on the rise in adolescents, increasing four-fold between 1988 and 2010, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Is There an Increased Risk of Cancer After Taking Direct-Acting Antiviral Medication?

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found patients with hepatitis C who take direct-acting antiviral medication are at no higher risk for developing liver cancer than those who do not take the medication.

New Genetics Study Shows Fatty Liver Disease Cirrhosis Could Run in Families

First-degree relatives of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease cirrhosis have a 12 times higher risk of developing the disease when compared to those with no family history, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Assessing Risk of Developing Portal Vein Clots in People Awaiting Liver Transplantation

A new scoring tool has been developed to assess the risk of developing a blood clot in the vein that brings blood from the intestines to the liver (portal vein) among people awaiting liver transplantation, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Liver

Particular eating behaviors may lower the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

New Combination Therapy Could Cure Hepatitis C With Only 4 Weeks of Treatment

Two injections of RG-101, in combination with a four-week course of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, has been shown to clear hepatitis C in patients at both 12 and 24 weeks after treatment in the majority of patients, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

Number of Hepatitis B-Related Liver Transplants Drops While Hepatitis B-Related Liver Cancer Continues to Rise

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows a recent plateau of chronic hepatitis B patients listed for liver transplantation, but a continued rise in liver cancer among these patients.

Is There an Increased Risk of Cancer After Taking Direct-Acting Antiviral Medication?

A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases — found patients with hepatitis C who take direct-acting antiviral medication are at no higher risk for developing liver cancer than those who do not take the medication.

Micron Optics Announces Changes to Executive Management Team

The Micron Optics team shares about its newest promotions within the company.

QuickChoice.com New Social Bookmarking Platform Lets Members Organize and Share Favorite Websites with Friends

QuickChoice.com is a new social bookmarking platform that makes organizing favorite websites—and discovering new ones—as easy as flipping through channels with a television remote. Interesting online content can be found, saved and shared with friends in the network.

ePuppets Studios Launches FaceMashTV a New Web Series About Puppets Playing With Food

Company Hopes Apple.Kiwi Campaign to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Goes Viral

Mt. Shasta, Calif. – Sept 28, 2016 – Puppets have played a huge hand in the success of Mt. Shasta retailer ePuppets, Inc. This small store in a mountain town has BIG ideas. It’s a Silicon Mountain Interactive Entertainment Startup with a mission to bring the magic of puppets to [...]

VMA’s Basics Course Helps to Fill Industry Skills Gap

VMA’s Basics Course Helps to Fill Industry Skills Gap – Next Seminar is Oct. 18-20 in Houston

Selerant releases version 3.3 of its Product Life Cycle Management Software DevEX; Introduces Multi-Pack Labels

Selerant (http://www.selerant.com) announces the release of version 3.3 of its product life cycle management software DevEX, incorporating innovative user-centric developments that reinforce and extend the functionality, utility and usability of the application.

Selerant Grows North America Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Group; Welcomes Suzana Tripologos

Selerant (www.selerant.com) announces its recent hire of Suzana Tripologos, who joins the company as Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Specialist, North America.

Block MEMS Wins $9.8M Government Contract for Standoff Detection of Chemical Threats

Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $9.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a system that can detect trace quantities of chemicals at standoff distances of at least 100 ft. The award is part of IARPA’s Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) program and is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Micron Optics partners with new Distributor GTL Technology and Services for China and Hong Kong

Atlanta, GA – June 30th, 2016 – Micron Optics, Inc, (www.micronoptics.com) an established leader of innovative optical components and laser-based equipment, announced today that it has partnered with GTL Technology and Services (www.gtlsvc.com) as its exclusive distributor and import agent for optical sensing sensors and systems in China.

GTL is an established and experienced distributor of [...]

Joe Schwab Joins Block Engineering as VP of Marketing and Sales

Block Engineering, a leading manufacturer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared analyzers, announced today that Joe Schwab has joined the company as the new Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

28th Literary Feast Brings Bestselling Authors to Fort Lauderdale in Support of Library Programming

Fort Lauderdale, FL — January 15, 2016 — Literary Feast 2016, the Broward Public Library Foundation’s annual celebration of books and authors, will feature 17 celebrated writers at two events taking place on March 4 & 5, 2016. Literary Feast authors represent a variety of genres including biography, history, literary fiction, memoir, and mystery. This [...]