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2013-10-22 12:10:02

In a feat of modern-day alchemy with huge potential for regenerative medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine liposuction into liver cells. The advance is described in a study to be published Oct. 21 in Cell Transplantation. The scientists performed their experiments in mice, but the adipose stem cells they used came from human liposuction aspirates and became human, liver-like cells that...

2013-10-03 23:03:42

Qualyst Transporter Solutions completed the Transporter Certified™ program using two lots of high quality cryoplateable human hepatocytes from XenoTech. Using Transporter Certified™ hepatocytes means users can be sure their cells will maintain a fully functioning complement of hepatic transporters, reflect in vivo-relevant intracellular concentrations of drugs and produce in vivo relevant results. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 XenoTech, LLC and Qualyst Transporter Solutions,...

2013-09-18 13:09:36

Shortage of livers for transplantation demands better liver cell transplantation A research team in Spain has developed high-yield preparations of viable hepatocytes (liver cells) isolated for transplantation from cryopreserved (frozen), banked neonatal livers that ranged in age from one day to 23 days. The researchers also assessed cell quality and function and found that neonatal hepatocytes show better thawing recovery than hepatocytes isolated from adult livers. The study appears as...

2013-06-25 23:31:51

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. While this content base has now been expanded to include 180,868 newly published references on ultrastructural studies, all content is now available through a newly developed mobile site. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Science Website EurekaMag.com has newly published 181 thousand...

Study Brings Artificial Livers One Step Closer To Reality
2013-06-03 07:27:29

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While the liver´s ability to regenerate itself has yet to be successfully harnessed to create artificial liver tissue for use in transplants, a team of researchers believe they are a step closer to overcoming the obstacles keeping this medical breakthrough from becoming a reality. Ordinarily, mature liver cells (also known as hepatocytes) lose their normal function rapidly when they are removed from the body. Now,...

2012-07-23 20:56:11

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenously encoded RNAs that regulate the stability or translation of mRNA molecules, and emerging research suggests that they have diverse roles in normal physiology and disease. In this issue, two groups investigated the role of the predominant liver miRNA, miR-122. Ann-Ping Tsou and colleagues from National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan, and a team led by Kalpana Ghoshal, from Ohio State University generated mouse models of MiR-122 loss of function, and determined...

Living Tissues Improved With 3-D printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar
2012-07-02 08:16:56

Researchers are hopeful that new advances in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine could one day make a replacement liver from a patient's own cells, or animal muscle tissue that could be cut into steaks without ever being inside a cow. Bioengineers can already make 2D structures out of many kinds of tissue, but one of the major roadblocks to making the jump to 3D is keeping the cells within large structures from suffocating; organs have complicated 3D blood vessel networks that are...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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