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  • 3D printed liver transplants one step closer

    07/28/2016 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nick Hall
    3D printed organ transplants have been in the cards for a while, but deep tissue printing has proved problematic. Now a team of scientists in Korea think they have cracked the code for producing functional liver tissue by printing functional mouse liver cells. Simply put, we need more livers than we currently have as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer are increasingly prevalent. The donor system, meanwhile, is inherently flawed. Patients face agonising treatment while they wait for a suitable liver. There is simply no guarantee they will get a matching organ in time and even if they do, there can...
  • HERE'S THE PROTEST LIVE

    07/18/2016 1:14:23 PM PDT · by knarf · 96 replies
    right now !
  • James Earl (Jimmy) Carter has metastasized Liver Cancer

    08/12/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 129 replies
    FoxNews Cavuto | 08/12/15 | Fox News
    Verbal announcement that the previous surgery for a liver tumor has now been diagnosed as a cancer and it has apparently spread beyond the liver.
  • U.S. Government ‘Humanized’ Mice With Tissue Taken from Babies at 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age

    08/05/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made “humanized mice” by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age. The researchers then published a paper describing how they constructed this particular type of “humanized” mouse, saying they hoped their description of the process would help other researchers seeking to make such mice in the future. The same government researchers had collaborated on another journal article about the “humanized” mouse with an NIH-funded researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital--which...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

    08/03/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.
  • Confused about the Pepsi/fetal cell issue? Here are the facts (2012 flashback)

    07/29/2015 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    life site news ^ | 7/29/15 | Apr 3, 2012 -
    I have received a few requests from pro-lifers like Vicki:Can you provide some clarity to the Pepsi/cells from aborted babies controversy.  I cannot sort out whether this is valid or not. Yes and NoBottom line: There are no aborted embryonic or fetal cells in any of PepsiCo’s final products.But: Aborted cells are used in the development of artificial flavor enhancers by biotech company Senomyx, with which PepsiCo signed a four-year, $30 million agreement in 2010 for research and development. No Pepsi products containing Senonymx flavor enhancers should be expected until 2013.Senomyx’s disputed cell line is HEK-293, derived from the kidney...
  • Planned Parenthood Defends Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies: “But We’re Not Making a Profit”

    07/29/2015 8:30:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 29, 2015 |
    Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has responded to the video released by the Center for Medical Progress showing their abortionist negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts. The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, the Vice President and Medical Director of PPRM in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ginde tells actors posing as buyers from a fake human biologics company known as Biomax that payment per organ will be the most financially beneficial for Planned Parenthood. She said, “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”...
  • The Retail Value of Fetal Organs Harvested by Planned Parenthood

    An undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood has turned up evidence that it sold “intact” fetal organs to at least one California company known as Stem Express... However, she added that the national organization does not offer clients a “menu” because their own lawyers don’t, “want us to be the middle people for this issue right now.” Dr. Nucatola then mentions that another buyer called Stem Express had approached them with the same request. Stem Express is a California-based company started in 2010. Its website was apparently put into a maintenance mode on Tuesday after the story broke. However, the Internet...
  • Today's lunch: Liver, eggplant and turnips.

    07/07/2015 10:34:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 50 replies
    Right here. ^ | 7-7-15 | Fishtank
    Today's lunch: Liver, eggplant and turnips. Just FYI. I really felt I needed to share this today.
  • More than 3,000 epigenetic switches control daily liver cycles

    12/14/2012 2:34:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | December 11, 2012 | NA
    Thousand of epigenetic switches in the liver control whether genes turn on or off in response to circadian cycles. The figure illustrates daily changes, every six hours, in five different...When it's dark, and we start to fall asleep, most of us think we're tired because our bodies need rest. Yet circadian rhythms affect our bodies not just on a global scale, but at the level of individual organs, and even genes. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have determined the specific genetic switches that sync liver activity to the circadian cycle. Their finding gives further insight into the mechanisms behind...
  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, NAFLD

    11/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/17/14 | University of Michigan
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
  • This Grandfather Allegedly Cured Liver Cancer With Homemade Cannabis Oil

    07/23/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 7-13-2014 | Lizette Borreli
    Mike Cutler, a 63-year-old grandfather, allegedly killed his cancer cells with homemade cannabis oil, after receiving his second liver cancer diagnosis in five years. The cancer survivor was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 2009 after he blacked out at work, after which he then received an organ transplant in November of that year. However, last year, his health took a turn for the worst when he found out new cancerous cells were attacking his new organ. A liver transplant and a second cancer diagnosis later, Cutler decided to buy marijuana from a dealer and make his tablets from the...
  • Biotech Firm: We Will 3D Print A Human Liver In 2014

    12/31/2013 11:59:16 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    2014 could be a landmark year for an amazing medical technology: human organs built by 3D printers. San Diego biotech firm Organovo promises that its "bioprinting" technology will successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014, the company told Computerworld's Lucas Mearian. Mearian reports: Like other forms of 3D printing, bio-printing lays down layer after layer of material -- in this case, live cells -- to form a solid physical entity -- in this case, human tissue. The major stumbling block in creating tissue continues to be manufacturing the vascular system needed to provide it with life-sustaining oxygen...
  • Dad Loses 40 Pounds To Become Daughter’s Liver Donor

    12/29/2013 6:45:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Newsone ^ | Dec 27, 2013 | Dec 27, 2013
    A year ago, Eduardo Camargo (pictured) was on one of the toughest missions of his life, but it was a battle he had to win at all costs. Camargo needed to lose forty pounds in less than two months so that he could be a liver donor for his baby girl, Jazlyn (pictured), according to ABC News. The 35-year-old dad, who weighed in at 210 pounds, had a fatty liver, which is common in people who are overweight. People who are obese in general are also not good candidates for organ donation because they have a greater risk of complications...
  • Surgeon suspended over claims he branded a patient's liver

    12/24/2013 11:13:47 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 41 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 24, 2013 | Miranda Prynne
    A surgeon has been suspended after allegedly branding his initials into a transplant patient's liver. Consultant Simon Bramhall, 48, is accused of burning 'SB' onto a patient's liver as he operated on him. The letters were spotted by a colleague during routine surgery on the unnamed patient. It is now feared the letters may have been imprinted onto hundreds of other transplant recipients.
  • Need a new liver? Just print one: 3D printer makes working human liver

    11/09/2013 7:21:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Metro ^ | November 9, 2013
    A group of US scientists have created the world’s smallest human liver which can survive for forty days and works like the real thing – using a 3D printer. The mini-livers, made by California-based medical research company Organvo, are just half a millimetre deep and four millimetres wide but can perform most of the functions that a real liver can. The printer builds up 20 layers of hepatocytes cells, which carry out liver functions, along with two major types of liver cell. It also adds cells from the lining of a blood vessel. This allows the liver cells to receive...
  • Tylenol maker tries new warning cap to curb overdoses

    08/30/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 48 replies
    Morning Sentinel Online ^ | 30 August 2013 | Matthew Perrone-AP
    WASHINGTON — Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day. [snip]The new cap is designed to grab the attention of people who don't read warnings that already appear in the fine print on the product's label, according to company executives. [snip] Overdoses...
  • Miniature human liver grown in mice

    07/04/2013 1:26:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Nature News ^ | 03 July 2013 | Monya Baker
    Cells self-organize and grow into functional organs after transplantation. Transplanting tiny 'liver buds' constructed from human stem cells restores liver function in mice, researchers have found. Although preliminary, the results offer a potential path towards developing treatments for the thousands of patients awaiting liver transplants every year. The liver buds, approximately 4 mm across, staved off death in mice with liver failure, the researchers report this week in Nature1. The transplanted structures also took on a range of liver functions — secreting liver-specific proteins and producing human-specific metabolites. But perhaps most notably, these buds quickly hooked up with nearby blood...
  • 3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever

    04/23/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 4/23/13 | Andy Coghlan
    Lab-grown livers have come a step closer to reality thanks to a 3D printer loaded with cells (see video above). Created by Organovo in San Diego, California, future versions of the system could produce chunks of liver for transplant. The mini-livers that Organovo made are just half a millimetre deep and 4 millimetres across but can perform most functions of the real thing. To create them, a printer builds up about 20 layers of hepatocytes and stellate cells – two major types of liver cell. Crucially, it also adds cells from the lining of blood vessels. These form a delicate...
  • Gene therapy and stem cells unite

    10/13/2011 6:30:34 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | October 12, 2011 | James Gallagher
    Two of the holy grails of medicine - stem cell technology and precision gene therapy - have been united for the first time in humans, say scientists.It means patients with a genetic disease could, one day, be treated with their own cells. A study in Nature corrected a mutation in stem cells made from a patient with a liver disease. Researchers said this was a "critical step" towards devising treatments, but safety tests were still needed. At the moment, stem cells created from a patient with a genetic illness cannot be used to cure the disease as those cells would...