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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 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

Bile acids from the gut may offer new treatment for cocaine abuse

Bile acids from the gut may offer new treatment for cocaine abuse

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