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Items Tagged ‘liver disease’

July 17, 2018

Researching gene therapy for liver diseases: Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D.

By Jennifer Schutz Jennifer Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

Joseph Lillegard, M.D., Ph.D., is a Regenerative Medicine Minnesota research grant recipient. He is researching gene therapy to fight inborn errors of metabolism of the liver, primarily Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1 (HT1), a metabolic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. HT1 is a genetic disorder that can lead to liver and kidney failure, and is fatal without […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Joseph Lillegard, liver disease, regenerative medicine, Regenerative Medicine Minnesota, stem cells


December 19, 2017

Searching for genetic clues and treatment for unexplained chronic liver disease

By Susan Buckles Susan Buckles (@susanbuckles)

By Sharon Rosen Douglas Simonetto, M.D. “Chronic liver disease affects 3.9 million people each year in the United States. As many as 30 percent of patients suffer from unexplained chronic liver disease where there is no cure,” says Douglas Simonetto, M.D. That’s why Dr. Simonetto and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Gastroenterology and […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Douglas Simonetto, gastroenterology, genetic testing, liver disease


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