Being the largest gland, the liver supports almost every organ in your body. It digests fats, cleanses the blood, helps store vitamins, and more. So when it faces some problems, it’s a very serious thing. Common symptoms of its problems include discoloration of poop, darkened urine, stomach pain and swelling, nausea, loss of appetite, itchy skin and jaundice.
But there’s a new discovery. Led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, these liver cells grown in the lab are known as the “holy grail” of its research. Read more in this report on Medical XPress:
Functional human liver cells grown in the lab
In new research appearing in the prestigious journal Nature Biotechnology, an international research team led by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem describes a new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations. Read more…
Hopefully, these liver cells grown in the lab will help resolve different diseases such as fatty disease, viral hepatitis, drug toxicity and cancer.
One risk factor of its problems is alcohol, so you might want to reduce your consumption as much as possible. In fact, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 18,146 alcoholic disease deaths in 2013 alone. Virus and obesity are also associated with failure.
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