Medical research

Researchers are one step closer to artificial livers

Prometheus, the mythological figure who stole fire from the gods, was punished for this theft by being bound to a rock. Each day, an eagle swept down and fed on his liver, which then grew back to be eaten again the next day.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers decipher mechanisms of liver regeneration

Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and Open Targets together with colleagues from the University of Cambridge, and Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, U.K., uncovered mechanisms driving regeneration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows glucagon is key for kidney health

Glucagon, a hormone best known for promoting blood sugar production in the liver, also appears to play a key role in maintaining kidney health. When UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers removed receptors for this hormone ...

Radiology & Imaging

Targeted MRI detects chronic liver disease

Chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Fibrosis—the thickening and scarring of connective tissue—plays a major role ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Iron accumulation: A new insight into fibrotic diseases

Fibrosis is associated with various chronic and life-threatening conditions, including pulmonary fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, and cardiovascular diseases, among others. These conditions collectively contribute ...

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