Tag Archives: Liver

Gene deficiency in males ‘could cause diabetes and liver cancer’

Scientists have discovered a genetic deficiency in males that could prompt the development of the most common type of liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma – and type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer Cell.
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Lilly Terminates Alzheimer’s Drug Trial, Citing Abnormal Liver Tests

Eli Lilly’s Phase II study for an investigational drug for Alzheimer’s disease has been terminated due to abnormal liver biochemical tests. The company says that clinical study investigators have been informed. The compound in question, a beta secretase (BACE) inhibitor called LY2886721, was being tested as a once-daily therapy to slow down Alzheimer’s disease progression. Jan M…
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