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World-first: protein that causes liver disease discovered

11 April 2017

In a world-first discovery, our scientists have identified a protein that causes liver disease, paving the way for new treatments to be developed.

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Researchers find new genetic variant which puts Hepatitis C patients at higher risk of liver damage

Image showing location of liver15 September 2016

A large international team of researchers lead by The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney have found a new genetic variant that puts chronic hepatitis C patients at risk of developing liver disease.

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Predictive calculator helps doctors manage liver disease epidemic

2 February 2016

Researchers at the Westmead Institute have designed an easy-to-use clinical tool which can predict the risk of fibrosis progression in patients suffering from liver disease and assist doctors in identifying the best treatment strategies for these patients.

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World-first genetic test predicts increased risk of chronic liver disease 

16 March 2015

An international research group led by scientists at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, in developing the first genetic predictor test for liver disease, has discovered a way to determine why some patients develop rapid liver scarring (fibrosis) while others do not.

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