Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Toward a blood test for early-stage liver disease

One in four people in Western and Asian societies develop a build-up of fat in the liver as a result of an unhealthy diet. This disease – referred to as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – causes no symptoms initially ...

Medical research

Rogue molecules provoke out-of-control scar tissue, strangle organs

Normal scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and quietly retreats when the job is done. But in many common diseases—kidney, liver and lung fibrosis—the scar tissue goes rogue and strangles vital organs. These diseases ...

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