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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.
New studies related to causes of liver degradation and possible treatments

New studies related to causes of liver degradation and possible treatments

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

Single FMT enema produces sustained and significant improvements in cognitive function

OCA treatment stabilizes or reverses fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitis

OCA treatment stabilizes or reverses fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with primary biliary cholangitis

Study confirms no survival benefit of adding SIRT to standard treatment for liver cancer

Study confirms no survival benefit of adding SIRT to standard treatment for liver cancer

Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

New, sensitive HBV assay may allow earlier detection of hepatocellular carcinoma

Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

ALIVER produces animated short-film to raise public awareness about liver disease

ALIVER produces animated short-film to raise public awareness about liver disease

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Study offers new hope for patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Scientists develop and validate rapid point-of-care HCV assay

Scientists develop and validate rapid point-of-care HCV assay

Experts explore how degenerative processes impair the body's detoxification system

Experts explore how degenerative processes impair the body's detoxification system

Using the Microbiome to Predict the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization

Using the Microbiome to Predict the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization

The effects of obesity can be seen in children as young as eight

The effects of obesity can be seen in children as young as eight

Obesity may have negative impact on liver health in children as young as 8 years old

Obesity may have negative impact on liver health in children as young as 8 years old

Gut microbiome could be accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis

Gut microbiome could be accurate predictor of hospitalizations for patients with cirrhosis

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have poor prognosis than other types

Alcohol-related liver cancer may have poor prognosis than other types

New laser source for infrared spectromicroscopy could enable early diagnosis of pathologies

New laser source for infrared spectromicroscopy could enable early diagnosis of pathologies

Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer

Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer

Newer treatment for type 2 diabetes reduces liver fat in patients with NAFLD

Newer treatment for type 2 diabetes reduces liver fat in patients with NAFLD

Study reveals new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus

Study reveals new strategy to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus