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Research into the basic science and translational aspects of human liver disease is a strong focus at the University of Birmingham. Since 2008 the Centre for Liver Research has been a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Unit (NIHR Birmingham Liver BRU).
Liver Disease: From Laboratory Science to Clinical Trials
Storytelling Researcher: Joseph Tickle
MERLIN project at the University of Birmingham
Posted 08 April 2016
Work from Birmingham led by Dr Gideon Hirschfield has contributed to FDA approval on April 7th 2016 of the first new drug approved for use in the liver disease primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in 20 years.
Posted 04 January 2016
Posted 28 July 2015
NASH clinical trial results
Posted 09 April 2014
Liver disease is rarely out of the press these days with rising numbers placing it as the UK's fifth highest killer. Each year the world's leading scientific researchers meet at a congress specifically relating to the study of liver disease called the 'European Association for the Study of the Liver' (EASL), which in 2014 is held in London. The latest research and findings are shared and the best scientific minds discuss causes, prevention and treatments.
University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.