New strategy helps build synthetic organs from scratch. This enabled the researchers to grow functioning liver tissue in the lab that could be transplanted into mice with liver disease.
Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What's behind the gap?
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Religious and cultural beliefs play a role in the country's organ donor shortages. But these factors alone grossly oversimplifies the issue.
A liver transplant from an HIV-positive living donor to an HIV-negative recipient is possible, but there are still gaps in our knowledge.
No mother wants their baby to develop jaundice, but it turns out that they should probably be grateful.
A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
Does the liver really respond to an over-the-counter product that claims to 'detoxify' or 'heal' its function?
Australia’s mortality rate for all cancers has dropped 28% in 20 years, new figures show, but progress has been slow in the…
The liver is a special organ. Mature liver cells - or hepatocytes - have the capacity to continually divide and repair damage…
Circadian receptors have been discovered in the liver, as well as the brain. Circadian receptors – known as “the circadian…
The liver – an organ never before considered in weight management – can directly talk to the brain to control the amount…