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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to control infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood, process nutrients, hormones and drugs, make proteins that regulate blood clotting and produce bile to help absorb fats—including cholesterol—and fat-soluble vitamins.
Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Researchers find metabolite shuttle between cells in the liver that may combat tissue fibrosis

Study identifies factors tied to greater risk of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients

Study identifies factors tied to greater risk of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients

Study offers hope of early detection, treatment of liver cancer

Study offers hope of early detection, treatment of liver cancer

Novartis enters into clinical development agreement with Pfizer to improve treatment of NASH

Novartis enters into clinical development agreement with Pfizer to improve treatment of NASH

Researchers identify new potential target to inhibit progression of liver disease

Researchers identify new potential target to inhibit progression of liver disease

One-time universal screening recommended to tackle increase in hepatitis C

One-time universal screening recommended to tackle increase in hepatitis C

King's College researchers awarded £2.3 million for new trial to treat liver disease

King's College researchers awarded £2.3 million for new trial to treat liver disease

Alnylam submits CTA application to MHRA to initiate Phase 1/2 study of ALN-AAT02

Alnylam submits CTA application to MHRA to initiate Phase 1/2 study of ALN-AAT02

New studies examine links between fatty liver disease and mitochondrial dysfunction

New studies examine links between fatty liver disease and mitochondrial dysfunction

Shionogi launches Mulpleta in the U.S for safe, effective treatment of thrombocytopenia

Shionogi launches Mulpleta in the U.S for safe, effective treatment of thrombocytopenia

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

Routine oral care to treat gum disease may improve cognitive function in cirrhosis patients

New lung tissue-on-a-chip system offers rapid testing of potential anti-fibrotic treatments

New lung tissue-on-a-chip system offers rapid testing of potential anti-fibrotic treatments

Newly discovered target may prevent progression of liver injury to cancer

Newly discovered target may prevent progression of liver injury to cancer

Surgeons test new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood during transport

Surgeons test new device that keeps the liver warm and circulates blood during transport

Researchers win multi-million Euro award to conduct research into liver disease

Researchers win multi-million Euro award to conduct research into liver disease

FDA approves first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for one year

FDA approves first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for one year

FIND and genedrive announce study agreement to evaluate HCV ID Kit

FIND and genedrive announce study agreement to evaluate HCV ID Kit

Scientists identify two potential new drug targets for treatment of HIV

Scientists identify two potential new drug targets for treatment of HIV

Genetic factors may play a role in progression of liver injury in Caucasians with hepatitis B infection

Genetic factors may play a role in progression of liver injury in Caucasians with hepatitis B infection

Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C

Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C