Six tips for looking after your new puppy, according to science

Puppies have the potential to bring enormous benefits to their owners' lives and can be an asset during uncertain times, including lockdown. That said, caring for a young animal is not without its challenges. With more than ...

Keeping your dog safe from toxic blue-green algae

When we see green, scummy water, we know better than to drink it or even swim in it. But the same is not true for many dogs, and that green scum could be a toxic blue-green algae bloom, which can be fatal to animals.

Molecular event mapping opens door to more tests "in silico"

Scientists report a new method for establishing whether chemical compounds are safe for human use without "in vivo" testing, based on so-called "molecular initiating events" at the boundary between chemistry and biology.

Liver-like device, via 3-D printer

(Phys.org) —Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3-D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood.

Toward a safer form of acetaminophen

Efforts to develop a safer form of acetaminophen—the pain and fever-reducer that is one of the most widely used drugs—have led to discovery of substances that may have less potentially toxic effects on the liver. A report ...

New device could make diagnosing disease as simple as breathing

(Phys.org) —A range of diseases and conditions, from asthma to liver disease, could be diagnosed and monitored quickly and painlessly just by breathing, using gas sensing technology developed by a Cambridge spin-out.

Hepatitis C-like viruses identified in bats and rodents

As many as one in 50 people around the world is infected with some type of hepacivirus or pegivirus, including up to 200 million with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer. There has been ...

Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead, an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of cell replacement therapies ...

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Liver failure

Liver failure is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. Two forms are recognised:

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