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Jaundice, also known as icterus (attributive adjective: icteric), is a yellowish discoloration of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood).
UChicago expert sheds light on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

UChicago expert sheds light on pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

Using math equations to detect and forecast liver cancer risk

Using math equations to detect and forecast liver cancer risk

FDA checks metformin drugs for potentially carcinogenic substance

FDA checks metformin drugs for potentially carcinogenic substance

More research funding needed to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates

More research funding needed to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates

Botanical product kratom may cause liver toxicity and injury, study finds

Botanical product kratom may cause liver toxicity and injury, study finds

Major global health initiative could save hundreds of thousands of babies in Africa

Major global health initiative could save hundreds of thousands of babies in Africa

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

A single dose of yellow fever vaccine does not offer long-term immunity to children

Liver dysfunction provokes cerebral molecular disturbances in two weeks

Liver dysfunction provokes cerebral molecular disturbances in two weeks

Bile pigment may play an unexpected role in protecting the brain

Bile pigment may play an unexpected role in protecting the brain

Discovery of new liver cell could make liver transplants redundant

Discovery of new liver cell could make liver transplants redundant

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Dangerous brain parasite invades host cell, maintains steady nutrient supply

Early contact with needle-exchange program can have a protective effect against hepatitis C

Early contact with needle-exchange program can have a protective effect against hepatitis C

Experts find previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira

Experts find previously unknown bacterial strain of the genus Leptospira

Study provides insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements

Study provides insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers identify first genetic defect linked to biliary atresia

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Researchers are developing and testing novel gene therapy to cure Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Novel way to efficiently deliver anti-parasitic medicines

Novel way to efficiently deliver anti-parasitic medicines

Infant birthweights found to be increasing in a series of pregnancies

Infant birthweights found to be increasing in a series of pregnancies

Study on how blood clots form and clear could make pancreatic cancer more treatable

Study on how blood clots form and clear could make pancreatic cancer more treatable