Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify genes associated with biliary atresia survival

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia—the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency study released

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency consists of a production deficit of a protein that protects the lungs from degradation or inflammation caused by lung infections, as well as from external agents such a tobacco or pollution. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts

Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome ...

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