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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

SLU scientist examines potential biomarkers for pain linked to debilitating health conditions

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Signals from fat cells may aid in diagnostics for metabolic conditions

Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

Dietary fructose consumption may increase risk for NASH in children and adolescents

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

SLU scientists receive $416,000 NIH grant to advance research on hepatitis B cure

SLU scientists receive $416,000 NIH grant to advance research on hepatitis B cure

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

Study examines differences in liver damage between binge drinkers and heavy drinkers

Study examines differences in liver damage between binge drinkers and heavy drinkers

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

Study provides insights into CPEB4 gene and fatty liver disease

Study provides insights into CPEB4 gene and fatty liver disease

Antioxidant may prevent development of NAFLD in offspring of obese mothers

Antioxidant may prevent development of NAFLD in offspring of obese mothers

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Natural antioxidant can protect offspring of obese mice from NAFLD, study shows

Natural antioxidant can protect offspring of obese mice from NAFLD, study shows

AAV-based gene therapy to treat liver disorders advances into human testing

AAV-based gene therapy to treat liver disorders advances into human testing

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Biomarker for oxidative stress plays key role in development of NAFLD, study shows

Biomarker for oxidative stress plays key role in development of NAFLD, study shows

Study identifies four previously unknown genetic risk locations for primary sclerosing cholangitis

Study identifies four previously unknown genetic risk locations for primary sclerosing cholangitis