Oct 15, 2022

New drug could help livers self-regenerate and end organ transplant waits

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These findings indicate that liver cell repair and tissue regeneration are occurring.

The liver is known for its ability to regenerate. It can completely regrow itself even after two-thirds of its mass has been surgically removed. But damage from medications, alcohol abuse or obesity can eventually cause the liver to fail. Currently, the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease is transplantation.

However, there is a dearth of organs available for transplantation.

Liver — Organ/iStock.

But what if, instead of liver transplantation, there were a drug that could help the liver regenerate itself?

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