Medical research

Kisspeptin: A new drug to treat liver disease?

A hormone that triggers puberty and controls fertility in humans might be developed as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to new Rutgers research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mineral supplement could stop fatty liver disease progression

Results from a preclinical study add new evidence that a multi-mineral dietary supplement known as Aquamin could be a simple and effective way to reduce the long-term health consequences of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diseased male livers undergo sex change

The livers of men diagnosed with hepatic diseases change sex as part of a potential self-protective mechanism, according to University of Queensland research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study characterizes the gut virome

A new study has added numerous previously uncharacterized viral genomes and genes to the ever-increasing worldwide pool of human gut viromes. The study, published in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mutations in liver cells linked to liver disease and fat metabolism

For the first time, DNA mutations in liver cells have been identified that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in patients with liver disease. These mutations are specific to liver disease that is associated with obesity, ...

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