Machine keeps livers going outside the body for a whole week

The machine breaks records for how long livers can last outside the body but can also rejuvenate livers rejected for transplantation.

U. Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine liver-disease livers transplants

Safer MRI contrast agent may detect early-stage liver disease

A new contrast agent can detect liver fibrosis tumors 100 times smaller than currently approved agents—and reduces risk of toxicity, too.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology liver-disease mri

‘Blueprint’ offers cell-by-cell peek at the liver

A new high-resolution picture of cells at work inside the liver may help scientists uncover therapeutic targets to treat disease.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cells genes liver-disease livers macrophage-cells

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