Overweight & Obesity

Obesity disrupts normal liver function in mice, study finds

Your liver plays a vital role in your metabolism, the biological process that converts food into energy. We know that being overweight can negatively affect metabolic activity, but not exactly how. To better understand this, ...

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 ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers use the eye as a window to study liver health

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method to study liver function and disease without requiring invasive procedures. After transplanting liver cells into the eye of mice, the cornea can be used as a window ...

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