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Simon Beaven, MD, PhD and His Team Publish Two Articles in August Issue of Hepatology
Liver X receptors balance lipid stores in hepatic stellate cells through Rab18, a retinoid responsive lipid droplet protein. UCLA authors include Fiona O'Mahony, PhD, Kevin Wroblewski, Kara Clerkin, Jihane Benhammou, MD and and Simon Beaven, MD, PhD. Hepatology, Volume 62, Issue 2, pages 615-626, August 2015 Click here to read full article »

Intestinal farnesoid X receptor puts a fresh coat of wax on fatty liver. UCLA authors include Iina Tuominen, PhD and Simon Beaven, MD, PhD. Hepatology, Volume 62, Issue 2, pages 615-626, August 2015 Click here to read full article »


Deepinder Goyal, MD Abstract Chosen as ACG Most Newsworthy
Dr. Goyal received recognition from ACG for submitting his abstract, Endoscopic Trans-Oral Outlet Reduction in Combination with Gastroplasty (TORe-G) Is a Novel Technique That Is Highly Efficacious and Safe for Weight Loss in Patients With Failed Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Poster 186. It was not only selected to be presented at ACG 2015, but also chosen as one of the most "newsworthy" -- novel or significant findings with an impact on GI patient care or public health. 

 


Physician Trade Site Addresses Weight Gain after Bariatric Surgery
HCPLive, April 10, 2015, a physician trade website, featured a series of interviews with Dr. Rabindra Watson, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the division of digestive diseases, regarding a new minimally-invasive procedure to tighten the stomach that can sometimes stretch out several years after having bariatric surgery. The new procedure is offered as part of UCLA's Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, a multi-disciplinary program that helps patients lose and sustain their weight loss.

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NPR Addresses Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery
A Jan. 19 National Public Radio story featured a new minimally-invasive procedure to tighten the stomach that can sometimes stretch out several years after having bariatric surgery. Dr. Rabindra Watson, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the division of digestive diseases, was interviewed and a patient highlighted. The new procedure is offered as part of UCLA's Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health (COMET), a multi-disciplinary program that helps patients lose and sustain their weight loss. Listen » | Learn More About the Program »  

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