The liver plays a critical role in how the body metabolizes drugs and produces key proteins. This is why liver models are increasingly being developed in the lab as platforms … Continue Reading Researchers successfully 3D-print biomimetic liver tissue for drug screening.
Of all the body’s major organs the liver has the highest capacity to regenerate and that’s why many liver diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can often be cured by transplanting … Continue Reading Researchers discover cells that regenerate the liver without forming tumours.
Researchers at UC Davis have illuminated an important distinction between mice and humans, how human livers heal. The difference centres on a protein called PPARα, which activates liver regeneration. Normally, … Continue Reading Researchers find FGF21 boosts liver regenerative ability.
A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver blood vessels. The existence … Continue Reading Researchers discover new type of stem cell.