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

New drug ‘building block’ won’t damage your liver

The new method for making new drugs ditches the serious side effects and doesn't require any extra, environmentally damaging steps.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Dec. 6, 2018 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine drug-development livers medications side-effects

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