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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.
Study finds link between DNA methylation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study finds link between DNA methylation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Alcohol-related cirrhosis mortality on the rise among young adults

Alcohol-related cirrhosis mortality on the rise among young adults

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Researchers find experimental compound to treat fibrotic diseases

Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users

Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users

Researchers focus on mechanisms involved in development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers focus on mechanisms involved in development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers develop inexpensive blood test to diagnose hepatitis B patients

Researchers develop inexpensive blood test to diagnose hepatitis B patients

Chemical compounds produced by gut bacteria could help spot early stages of liver disease

Chemical compounds produced by gut bacteria could help spot early stages of liver disease

Coffee and the heart – four strong cups a day is beneficial finds study

Coffee and the heart – four strong cups a day is beneficial finds study

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

BIDMC scientists develop new tool to benefit patients with HCV-associated liver failure

Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease

Ultrasound-based technology for assessing overweight adolescents with liver disease

Video consultations boost survival rates of liver disease patients, study finds

Video consultations boost survival rates of liver disease patients, study finds

Research shows that treating cholestasis in father lowers risk of high blood pressure in son

Research shows that treating cholestasis in father lowers risk of high blood pressure in son

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

Changes to the immune system remain even after recovery from HCV infection, shows study

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Study finds high insurance denial rates for life-saving hepatitis C drugs in the U.S.

Researchers gain new insights into hepatitis B virus

Researchers gain new insights into hepatitis B virus

MiNA Therapeutics announces initial results from phase I trial of saRNA candidate in liver cancer patients

MiNA Therapeutics announces initial results from phase I trial of saRNA candidate in liver cancer patients

Researchers study effects of specific gut enterobacterium on body fat mass

Researchers study effects of specific gut enterobacterium on body fat mass

New mathematical model holds potential to improve treatment for Hepatitis C infection

New mathematical model holds potential to improve treatment for Hepatitis C infection

Scientists develop lab-based system to study mechanisms of common liver disease

Scientists develop lab-based system to study mechanisms of common liver disease