February 23, 2014
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Skin cells transformed into functioning liver cells in mouse study

An important breakthrough has been made that could affect patients waiting for liver transplants. Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplan… Continue reading

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January 7, 2014
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Stem cells on road to specialization

Scientists have gained new insight into how both early embryonic cells and embryonic stem cells are directed into becoming specialized cell types, like pancreatic and liver cells. Continue reading

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August 30, 2013
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Liver cancer due to chronic inflammation: Tumor growth follows programmed cell death (apoptosis)

Liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma, HCC) usually arises as the result of a chronic, inflammatory liver disease. The most common causes here are excessive alcohol consumption as well as a high-fat diet and also chronic infection with the hepatitis v… Continue reading

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June 2, 2013
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A step closer to artificial livers: Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside body

The liver can indeed regenerate itself if part of it is removed. However, researchers trying to exploit that ability in hopes of producing artificial liver tissue for transplantation have repeatedly been stymied: Mature liver cells, known as hepatocyte… Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
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Swine cells could power artificial liver

Scientists are examining a line of “immortal” swine cells that can differentiate into liver cells. These cells could be part of an artificial liver device, which could reduce the need for liver transplants. Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
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Liver stem cells grown in culture, transplanted with demonstrated therapeutic benefit

For decades scientists around the world have attempted to regenerate primary liver cells known as hepatocytes because of their numerous biomedical applications, including hepatitis research, drug metabolism and toxicity studies, as well as transplantat… Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
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Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Researchers 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 for conditions such as liver failure and type… Continue reading

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January 28, 2013
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Scientists discover process that turns normal liver cells to cancer cells

Researchers have identified a useful biomarker to detect early disorders leading to liver cancer and as a potential therapeutic target. Continue reading

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November 23, 2010
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Four steps to reduce diabetes risk

Half of all Americans may be diabetic or prediabetic by 2020, a report from an insurance company warned Tuesday. That’s an even bleaker projection than the Centers for Disease Control’s recent estimate that one in three Americans would have diabetes by 2050. Continue reading

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