In the UK liver disease has risen sharply over the past few decades and is the third biggest cause of premature mortality, with three quarters of liver deaths due to … Continue Reading Human study identifies definitive biomarker for liver disease breath test.
Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten … Continue Reading Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh state that it might be possible to heal cirrhotic liver disease by rebooting the genes that control liver cell function. If … Continue Reading Rebooting cell programming via precision medicine reverses liver failure in animal model.
Researchers at the University of Alberta and Beijing Genomics Institute have found that human betaretrovirus (HBRV) infection is commonly observed in the cells of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a … Continue Reading Researchers solve 40-year-old mystery of betaretrovirus infection in humans.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases, such as chronic kidney … Continue Reading Researchers have identified the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue.