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The test, which detects levels of specific molecules in blood, could help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intense treat

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The test, which detects levels of specific molecules in blood, could help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intense treatment.

It will also help speed up the development of new therapies for liver damage by targeting patients most likely to benefit.

Three molecules in the blood associated with liver damage - miR-122, HMGB1 and FL-K18 - are detected by the test.

Previous studies have shown levels of these markers are...

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