liver

Researchers have created a high-resolution picture of the cells at work inside a key hub of metabolism — the liver — and shown how disease reprograms individual cell types. In every tissue throughout our bodies, various cell types communicate and coordinate their efforts to perform vital functions and maintain health. The new research not only… Read more

Novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease have been identified in research from the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The study, was led by IU School of Medicine radiology professor Kwangsik Nho, Ph.D. and explores the relationship between blood-based biochemical markers of liver function and established Alzheimer’s disease… Read more

A type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue has been identified by King’s College London researchers. Treating liver failure without the need for transplants could be a potential application. The scientists have identified a new type of cell called a hepatobiliary hybrid progenitor (HHyP), that forms during our early development in… Read more

When you reach for a bottle of acetaminophen, you may be looking for relief from a headache. But if you take more than what is recommended, the drug can damage your liver. That’s because when a component of the drug — a substructure referred to as an aniline — breaks down in the liver, it… Read more

Eating a diet high in fat and sugar causes a harmful accumulation of fat in the liver that may not reverse even after switching to a healthier diet, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The investigators developed a nanosensor that can detect and noninvasively… Read more