A Science First: Japanese Researchers Grow Human Liver Using Stem Cells

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    and consume a lot more Russian vodka.
     
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    Worldwide, alcohol is only a secondary cause of cirrhosis. Hepatitis B and C are the leading causes, and then there are a few other things that can cause cirrhosis. I have cirrhosis due to hemochromatosis. Wilson's Disease can also cause cirrhosis.
     
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    Sounds a bit flaky to me.

    Hiyooooooooooo!
     
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    The liver was grown from skin cells. The Japanese are concentrating stem cell efforts on what works. In America we concentrate on embryonic stem cell research, not because it works, but because it has some periperal support for abortion.
     
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    Stem cells can heal a scarred heart, too, by replacing the scaring with healthy tissue. I assume a new heart can be grown as well.
     
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    First thing inna mornin' Granny has a cup o' coffee...
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    Coffee May Protect Against Liver Disease
    May 20, 2013 - Coffee lovers have another reason to rejoice as a new study claims that regular consumption of the popular beverage can reduce the risk of a rare but serious liver disease.
     
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    Good news.

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