Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial success for liver disease breath test

Cambridge-based company Owlstone Medical, co-founded by alumnus Billy Boyle, has experienced trial success for its liver disease breath test, following a study involving patients from Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Overweight & Obesity

160 million years of life lost to obesity in 2019

Researchers at the National University in Singapore and colleagues in the US and China undertook a two-decade metabolic analysis of Global Burden of Disease (GBD) reports. They have published their findings in the journal ...

Medical research

Finding the best models for liver and kidney disease

In two separate studies, researchers at EPFL have carried out extensive tests to develop the best mouse models for studying kidney and liver diseases. The findings provide crucial insights into both conditions, and are expected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why severe fatty liver leads to liver damage

In hepatic steatosis, hepatocytes "die," resulting in liver damage. Severe steatosis increases hepatocellular deaths, thus aggravating liver damage. The mechanism is unclear. Using mice, we show that mild steatosis causes ...


Trigger for world's most common liver disease identified

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a key trigger for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a mysterious condition that causes fat to build up in the liver for no clear reason. The new insights ...

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