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A Toast to their Success?

Artificial Livers May Improve Drug Testing, Transplantation

By Anette Breindl

Thursday, July 14, 2011
By encapsulating human liver cells, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been able to make an artificial liver that can evade immune detection for a week after it is implanted into mice. The work could greatly improve preclinical metabolic and toxicity testing of drug candidates in the near term – and could one day improve human liver transplants, as well.

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