liver
Mouse Livers Grow and Shrink Daily
Mouse Livers Grow and Shrink Daily
Abby Olena | May 4, 2017
Feeding-fasting rhythms and light-dark cycles direct regular changes in organ and cell size, as well as ribosome number and protein levels.
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 1, 2016
Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 31, 2016
In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Barbara E. Corkey | Jul 1, 2016
Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?
How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes
How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes
Barbara E. Corkey | Jun 30, 2016
Lipids and insulin play important roles in blood sugar regulation, and altered levels of either could kick start metabolic dysfunction.
Controlling Cravings
Controlling Cravings
Jef Akst | Dec 29, 2015
A hormone made in the liver controls how much sugar mice eat, according to a study.
Viral Relative of Hepatitis A Found in Seals
Viral Relative of Hepatitis A Found in Seals
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
Researchers accidentally discover the first liver-tropic virus that infects non-primates.
Small Wonders
Small Wonders
Molly Sharlach | Sep 11, 2014
Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk
Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes