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Division of labor within regenerating liver maintains metabolism, mouse study finds

February 27, 2021

The liver has a rare superpower among body organs – the ability to regenerate, even if 70% of its mass is removed. It also keeps up its metabolic and toxin-removing work during the process of regeneration, thanks to a subset of cells that expand their workload while the rest focus on multiplication, a new study in mice found.


February 27, 2021


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Gene biomarkers indicate liver toxicity quickly and accurately

December 18, 2020

When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before obtaining regulatory approval. This testing usually involves lengthy and expensive animal studies.

A research team at University of Illinois has developed a gene biomarker identification technique that cuts the testing process down to a few days while maintaining a high level of accuracy.


December 18, 2020


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Scientists uncover mechanism that propels liver dev. after birth

November 5, 2015

Any expectant mother will tell you that she wants her baby's organs to develop properly in the womb.

What she may not realize, however, is that a child's internal organs continue to develop for months and years after birth. This critical period is full of cellular changes that transform the organization and function of most tissues. But the exact mechanisms underlying postnatal organ maturation are still a mystery.


November 5, 2015


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