New research supported by NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and NIHR Birmingham BRC have led to the discovery of new subtypes of cells linked to liver disease.
Experts are hoping that increasing understanding of how cells behave might accelerate the development of new treatments for long-term liver damage, which is currently irreversible. Liver disease is the biggest killer of those aged between 35 and 49 years old and is linked to a number of conditions including obesity, alcohol excess, genetic disorders and viral infection.
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