Liver

  • Michael Miga

    New tools help surgeons find liver tumors, not nick blood vessels

    The liver is a particularly squishy, slippery organ, prone to shifting both deadly tumors and life-preserving blood vessels by inches between the time they’re discovered on a CT scan and when the patient is lying on an operating room table. Vanderbilt University’s Michael Miga and his team have published the potential solution. Read More

    Jul. 17, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Liver balancing act

    Vanderbilt researchers have defined a mechanism that limits liver cell proliferation after injury in order to preserve critical metabolic functions. Read More

    Feb. 24, 2016

  • Michael Miga

    Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

    A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and Neurological Surgery, has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Exercise fights fatty liver

    (iStock) Fatty liver, a reversible condition of fat accumulation in liver cells, can result from excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, type 2 diabetes, or metabolic disorders. Exercise can reverse this process, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not clear. Because exercise is known to stimulate the action of glucagon (a… Read More

    Nov. 18, 2011

  • Michael Miga

    Grant bolsters liver tumor surgery techniques

    A team led by Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer Michael Miga has been awarded a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance image-guided surgery techniques for safely removing liver tumors. Read More

    Aug. 30, 2011