Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver condition identified in patients using urine samples

Fifty fragments of proteins, termed peptides, have been identified in the urine of liver fibrosis patients in a new study that could pave the way for a potential diagnostic urine test for the condition if further validated.

Medications

Common diabetes drug reverses inflammation in the liver

The diabetes drug metformin—derived from a lilac plant that's been used medicinally for more than a thousand years—has been prescribed to hundreds of millions of people worldwide as the frontline treatment for type 2 ...

Neuroscience

Brain benefits of exercise can be gained with a single protein

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the well-known benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice by scientists in the UC San Francisco Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regeneration ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver surgery success boosted by growth hormone

Growth hormone has been identified as playing a key role in reducing inflammation and increasing survival rates following liver surgery.

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