Health

Analysis finds government websites downplay PFAS health risks

State and federal public health agencies often understate the scientific evidence surrounding the toxicity of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their public communications, according to an analysis published today ...

Medical research

Missing bile ducts offer clues to mechanism of liver injury

Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described a new phenomenon in which the deletion of a single gene involved in liver embryogenesis completely wipes out bile ducts of newborn mice. But despite ...

Medical research

Gene biomarkers indicate liver toxicity quickly and accurately

When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before obtaining regulatory approval. This testing usually involves lengthy and expensive animal studies.

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 ...

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