Study: EDP-305 for the Treatment of Primary Biliary Cholangitis
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Study: EDP-305 for the Treatment of Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Enanta Pharmaceuticals has recently released the results from the second phase of its INTREPID trial, which studied EDP-305 as a treatment for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). The results were positive,…

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Study Finds That Denosumab can Boost Bone Density in Primary Biliary Cholangitis and Autoimmune Hepatitis
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Study Finds That Denosumab can Boost Bone Density in Primary Biliary Cholangitis and Autoimmune Hepatitis

According to a story from Healio, a recent study has illustrated that the drug denosumab can improve the bone density of patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and autoimmune hepatitis…

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Experimental Treatment for Primary Biliary Cholangitis Earns Orphan Drug Status in the US and EU
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Experimental Treatment for Primary Biliary Cholangitis Earns Orphan Drug Status in the US and EU

According to a story from Markets Insider, the biopharmaceutical company GENFIT recently announced that both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have awarded…

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FDA Clears Phase 2 Trial for Possible Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Drug

According to a story from BioPortfolio, the biopharmaceutical company Genkyotex has recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application.…

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Positive Results in Mouse Model for Experimental Drug Treating Liver Scarring Associated With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
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Positive Results in Mouse Model for Experimental Drug Treating Liver Scarring Associated With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

According to a story from globenewswire.com, the biopharmaceutical company ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has recently announced that its experimental drug CRV431 was able to successfully decrease scarring of the liver in…

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Mouse Model Continues to Show Efficacy of GKT831 for Treating Cholestatic Fibrosis in Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Preclinical data supporting the efficacy of GKT831 as a potential therapy for cholestatic fibrosis has just been published in the Journal of Hepatology. GKT831 GKT831 is both a NOX1 enzyme and…

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New Potential Primary Biliary Cholangitis Treatment Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Researchers at GENFIT are excited about promising results from studies investigating a new potential therapy for PBC and NASH, two rare liver diseases. Primary Biliary Cholangitis Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)…

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The Struggles of being a Rare Disease Patient in China

The State of Rare Diseases in China The Illness Challenge Foundation (ICF) is an organization devoted to easing the burdens that rare disease patients living in China face. They accomplish this…

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Making Strides Towards New Treatment Options for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is condition most commonly caused by obesity or type 2 diabetes. It can result in fibrosis, complications in the lung and cardiac system, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis,…

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Experimental Treatment for Biliary Atresia Gets Orphan Drug Designation in the EU
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Experimental Treatment for Biliary Atresia Gets Orphan Drug Designation in the EU

According to a story from Market Screener, the drug developer Albireo Pharma, Inc., recently announced that its investigational product candidate A4250 has earned Orphan Drug designation from the European Commission.…

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A Study of a Potential Drug for Primary Biliary Cholangitis has Exceeded its Patient Enrolment Target

The company Genkyotex has announced that they have finished enrolling participants for a Phase 2 clinical trial of the investigational drug GKT831 in patients who have primary biliary cholangitis. The…

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September is Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Awareness Month!
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September is Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Awareness Month!

September is Primary Biliary Cholangitis Awareness Month! What is PBC? Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic disease of the liver characterized by a slow, progressive damage to the bile ducts…

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What You Need to Know About PBC and Thyroid Disease
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What You Need to Know About PBC and Thyroid Disease

If you're one of the extra rare people with Primary Biliary Cholangitis and a thyroid disease, this new research might put a smile on your face! But let's make sure we're all on…

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Diagnosing Primary Biliary Cholangitis: What You Should Know
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Diagnosing Primary Biliary Cholangitis: What You Should Know

Sometimes, the path to diagnosis takes many twists and turns. This is true for people who have Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), according to Gail from the PBC Society of Canada. In this video, she…

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