Liver Damage Reversal Drug Shows Promise

Liver damage ‘can be reversed’

Damaged liver cells

Scientists in California have made a breakthrough in the treatment of liver damage. They are developing a drug for cirrhosis of the liver, the scarring caused by severe alcohol abuse.

The scientists have developed a drug that not only slows progression of the disease but also reverses damage to the organ.

Their discovery, published in PLoS Online on December 26, opens the door to treating and curing conditions that lead to excessive tissue scarring such as viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, pulmonary fibrosis, scleroderma and burns.

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