British scientists grow human liver in a laboratory (1 Viewer)

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British scientists have grown the world's first artificial liver from stem cells in a breakthrough that will one day provide entire organs for transplant.

The technique that created the 'mini-liver', currently the size of a one pence piece, will be developed to create a full-size functioning liver.

Described as a 'Eureka moment' by the Newcastle University researchers, the tissue was created from blood taken from babies' umbilical cords just a few minutes after birth.

As it stands, the mini organ can be used to test new drugs, preventing disasters such as the recent 'Elephant Man' drug trial. Using lab-grown liver tissue would also reduce the number of animal experiments.
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Can the cloning of an entire Scarlett Johansson be far behind? Mankind can only hope and pray...
 

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Sweet. Time to redouble my efforts... :all_coholic: :all_coholic:
 

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Excellent! Come on nerve tissue.
 

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Thats awesome, cuz as much as i put down... Im going to to need a new one pretty soon, can they make a new brain for wife?
 

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>>Advanced models.

Even the Advanced models come labeled, "A.B. Normal"

:shrug:

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So can people sell their babies umbilical cord at birth to cover the cost of the hospital bills of that same birth??
 
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