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MSU team publishes findings about backup system that helps sustain liver during crisis

21/03/2015 02:35:00 By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service - BOZEMAN – Scientists from Montana State University and Sweden have discovered an antioxidant system that helps sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised. Like a generator kicking in when the power fails or an understudy taking the stage when a lead actor is sick,

With Liver Donors in Short Supply, Cell Transplants Offer New Options

For many liver disease patients, implantation of a few new cells from a healthy organ may buy time or avoid a full transplant altogether February 17, 2015 |By Jessica Wapner A new approach may provide a stopgap or, in time, an entirely new alternative. Called hepatocyte transplantation, the technique replaces approximately 10 percent of the

Tonsil stem cells could someday help repair liver damage without surgery

R&D, Source: American Chemical Society ~ September 24, 2014 The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially inject stem cells from tonsils,

Scientists transform skin cells into functioning liver cells

Medical Xpress, by Staff ~ February 23, 2014 The power of regenerative medicine now allows scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble heart cells, pancreas cells and even neurons. However, a method to generate cells that are fully mature—a crucial prerequisite for life-saving therapies—has proven far more difficult. But now, scientists at

New tool for discovering how gene circuits operate

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ January 13, 2014 A fast and comprehensive method for determining the function of genes could greatly improve our understanding of a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, liver disease and cancer. The method uses stem cells with a single set of chromosomes, instead of the