Ibuprofen changes liver metabolism in mice

"Many commonly used drugs such as ibuprofen are being overused and should not be used for certain conditions such as mild pain."

Andy Fell-UC Davis
March 13, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine ibuprofen livers pain painkillers sexes

Vitamin E can safely treat fatty liver in people with HIV

Vitamin E can safely and effectively treat a type of fatty liver disease common in people with HIV, a new small study shows.

McGill University
Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hiv liver-disease livers vitamin-e

MRI contrast agent detects early stage liver cancer

A targeted MRI contrast agent that detects early stage liver cancer "has the possibility to have many more applications, really for any type of cancer."

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer imaging-technology liver-cancer livers

Veggie compound fights fatty liver disease

Resarch suggests indole, a compound in vegetables like broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts, could help fight non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Texas A&M University
Feb. 7, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

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Could cutting two proteins stop type 2 diabetes?

Knocking down levels of two proteins appears to stop type 2 diabetes and liver fibrosis in mice. Could it work in humans, too?

Yale
Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine diabetes livers proteins

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

‘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

Estrogen receptor could offer shield from obesity

New research suggests an estrogen receptor could offers therapies to prevent obesity.

Sheena Rice-Missouri
May 22, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine estrogen hormones livers metabolism obesity proteins sexes

1 protein sounds the alarm when the liver is in trouble

One protein may help spot liver damage early and spur repair after injury, research with mice shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan
April 15, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers livers medications proteins

This blood protein is vital for liver regeneration

The liver is the only organ that can regenerate, but it doesn't always work after surgery. New research sheds light on why.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State
March 10, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood livers proteins regeneration surgery

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