Breakthrough in Liver Disease Research at UVA

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the world’s most common liver disease. UVA researchers led by Dr. Irina Bochkis of UVA’s Department of Pharmacology identifies the key findings in the cause behind NAFLD.

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