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Research reveals potential target for alcohol liver disease

20:00 EDT 20 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help treat alcoholic liver disease. The team -- led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania -- also found that the same protective response may be involved in aversion to alcohol and could therefore help in the treatment of alcoholism.

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