Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteopontin, a protein not always as bad as it is made out to be

Metabolic fatty liver disease, known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is one of the most common causes of liver disease in Western countries and covers a spectrum of disorders. It is strongly associated with metabolic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver disease despite a normal weight examined

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had long been thought to be a liver disease afflicting obese patients, while recent evidence has shown that non-obese individuals can be equally affected by NAFLD. In a new study, ...

Medical research

Transplantable lab-grown organs move a step closer

Biologists and bioengineers at EPFL have designed a new method for growing simplified human mini-livers. Their process is a potentially important breakthrough in the quest for transplantable lab-grown tissues. In the shorter ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alcohol fuels surge in chronic liver disease

Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socializing in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage

After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the liver, according to a new multi-center ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New imaging method could help detect and monitor liver disease

It's currently difficult to screen for certain liver diseases and to monitor these conditions once they're discovered. A team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Massachusetts Institute of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel antisense drug shows promise in slowing fatty liver disease

Using a first-of-its-class drug in a clinical trial, an international research effort headed by a scientist at University of California San Diego School of Medicine reports that inhibition of a key enzyme safely and effectively ...

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