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Neighborhood cops: Some immune cells defend just 1 organ

Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. The finding could aid efforts to use immune cells...

Researchers use Lumosity to spot early cognitive impairment in cirrhosis patients

Peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology A new study from the University of Washington has found that performance on Lumosity games can...

Newly found tactics in offense-defense struggle with hepatitis C virus

The hepatitis C virus has a previously unrecognized tactic to outwit antiviral responses and sustain a long-term infection. It also turns out that some...

Coffee consumption reduces risk of liver cancer

Coffee consumption reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent, according to an up-to-date meta-analysis...

New hepatitis C drug shows potential in phase 2 trials

The addition of danoprevir to the current treatment regimen for patients with hepatitis C leads to high rates of remission, according to a new...

Testosterone dose direct to liver could end wasting disease

New Australian research suggests that a small dose of testosterone directed solely to the liver stimulates protein synthesis, likely preventing muscle loss and wasting,...

Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes Regenerate Liver Function

Researchers have generated functional hepatocytes from human stem cells, transplanted them into mice with acute liver injury, and shown the ability of these stem-cell...

Splitting donated livers shown to be safe, allowing doctors to save...

Split liver transplantation carries no increased risk of failure in either recipient, allowing surgeons to safely save two lives from a single donated organ...

A step closer to artificial livers

Prometheus, the mythological figure who stole fire from the gods, was punished for this theft by being bound to a rock. Each day, an...

New studies prove lethal link between alcohol, weight

Research announced today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 has revealed the deadly impact that alcohol and body weight have on liver disease. Women should...

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