• Researchers apply a novel technique to improve understanding of liver disease, immune activation

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Human cells are encased by a membrane coated with diverse sugar molecules known as glycans. These glycans play many roles in health and disease, making them important to understand.
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  • Auto-brewery syndrome - when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol - may cause fatty liver disease

    Auto-brewery syndrome - when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol - may cause fatty liver disease

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    Some microorganisms can raise a person's blood alcohol to dangerously high levels, even if he hasn't touched a drop of alcohol his whole life. In a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, certain types of gut bacteria can ferment carbohydrates into alcohol within the body - a condition known as auto-brewery syndrome. A team of...
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  • Scientists uncover important disease-fighting role for cells in the liver

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Scientists at Scripps Research have uncovered an important disease-fighting role for cells called hepatocytes, which constitute most of the liver. The discovery could potentially be harnessed to develop new medicines for viral illnesses.
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