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Bacteriophage therapy may ease severity of alcoholic hepatitis

November 15, 2019

A specific strain of a common bacteria found in most people with alcoholic hepatitis correlates with greater liver…
Scientists found a virus that could be causing liver cancer in cats

October 27, 2019

Cancer is a terrible disease, affecting humans and animals. Its exact causes and mechanism is still poorly understood,…
Cell family trees tracked to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease

October 17, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular…
Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

October 16, 2019

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report…
Fresh insights could lead to new treatments for liver disease

October 10, 2019

The fight against liver disease could be helped by the discovery of cells that cause liver scarring. Scientists…
Better methods needed for predicting risk of liver disease

September 27, 2019

While blood samples can reliably identify people with a low risk of developing severe liver disease, better methods…
Fad diets could contribute to liver disease known as a ‘silent killer’

September 2, 2019

If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you might be tempted to try out popular new approaches…
Scientists closer to solving mystery of why lean people get fatty liver disease

August 27, 2019

Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have discovered how fatty liver disease develops in lean…
Treatment for liver disorder in pregnancy ineffective, finds new study

August 20, 2019

Research led by King’s College London has found that the currently recommended treatment for a common pregnancy liver…
What Is Hepatitis and How Is It Contracted?

June 28, 2019

There are numerous hepatitis viruses, including ones that are transmitted by water. Here’s how you can avoid getting…
Nitro-oleic Acid Shows Promise as NAFLD Treatment in Mice

June 17, 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common form of chronic liver disease, affecting approximately 25 percent…
Researchers learn more about severe liver disease

May 15, 2019

Approximately one out of every ten people with hepatitis B are coinfected with hepatitis D, which is among…
Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified

May 3, 2019

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something…
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements

April 24, 2019

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol…
Why Shame Keeps Patients from Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

February 21, 2019

Patients diagnosed with an alcohol-related liver disease such as hepatitis or cirrhosis may feel an unexpected complication: shame. That’s because friends, family members and…
Doctors Are Seeing More Alcoholic Liver Disease in Young Adults

January 24, 2019

As the craft beer, spirits and “mommy juice” wine cultures surge, doctors across the country are seeing a…
Liver Transplants Double for Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

January 24, 2019

The proportion of U.S. liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD) has doubled in the last 15 years,…
Many Patients Diagnosed with ALD Struggle to Quit Drinking

January 22, 2019

When patients are diagnosed with alcoholic liver disease (ALD), doctors instruct them to abstain from drinking. Abstinence improves…
Many Popular Dietary Supplements Can Yield Dangerous Liver Results

January 18, 2019

Athletes often use over-the-counter products to help lose weight or improve their energy and performance levels. However, the…
Interleukin IL-22, a new target to inhibit the progression of liver disease

October 31, 2018

UdeM professor Naglaa Shoukry and her team of immunologists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM)…
Scientists found a better way to grow a 3D liver tissue from stem cells

August 29, 2018

It is a terrible situation when your life depends on others. But that is how a lot of…
Fatty liver: Researchers uncover potential new role of long noncoding RNA

August 6, 2018

Scientists at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have uncovered a potential new role for long noncoding…
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