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The liver is one of the largest solid organs of the body. It is located in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most of the organ lies under cover of the rib cage.
Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

Study reveals how carbohydrate-restricted diet improves metabolism

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

New scanning technology could reduce number of biopsies on people with fatty liver disease

Polyploid cells can protect the liver against cancer formation, study shows

Polyploid cells can protect the liver against cancer formation, study shows

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study finds

Outcomes have improved for alternatives to whole liver transplants in children, study finds

New discovery could be key to stopping damage caused by inflammation in many diseases

New discovery could be key to stopping damage caused by inflammation in many diseases

Depression treatment helps non-cancer pain patients to stop taking opioids

Depression treatment helps non-cancer pain patients to stop taking opioids

Elevated levels of chlorinated lipids linked to lung injury and death in sepsis patients

Elevated levels of chlorinated lipids linked to lung injury and death in sepsis patients

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

New AASLD guideline focuses on improving diagnosis, treatment of liver cancer and NAFLD

States face costly conundrum: How to treat inmates with hepatitis C

States face costly conundrum: How to treat inmates with hepatitis C

Powerful anti-oxidant can stop progression of fatty liver disease in young mice

Powerful anti-oxidant can stop progression of fatty liver disease in young mice

Drinking during late adolescence could be first step to liver problems in adulthood

Drinking during late adolescence could be first step to liver problems in adulthood

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Scarring of fat tissue in obese people can make weight loss more difficult

Hormone therapy combination may improve metabolism without increasing risk of reproductive cancer

Hormone therapy combination may improve metabolism without increasing risk of reproductive cancer

Emerging pharmacologic approach may inhibit NASH

Emerging pharmacologic approach may inhibit NASH

New recommendations aim to improve diagnosis of liver disease, prevent unnecessary tests

New recommendations aim to improve diagnosis of liver disease, prevent unnecessary tests

SLU scientists provide promising approach in designing new drugs for DMD

SLU scientists provide promising approach in designing new drugs for DMD

New mass-production platform overcomes barriers to bioengineering human liver tissues

New mass-production platform overcomes barriers to bioengineering human liver tissues