Tag: liver

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Researchers Develop “Supercool” Organ Preservation Technique to Give Clinicians and Recipients More Time for Transplants

For the first time, researchers successfully “supercooled” a human liver and returned it back to normal body temperatures without any ice injury. Using this supercooling preservation method, the research team, led by Reinier de Vries, MD, were able to triple the shelf-life of human livers from about nine hours to 27 hours.

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Research Teams at Mass General Explore Ways to Limit Alcohol-Induced Damage to the Liver and Better Understand Alcoholism’s Effect on the Brain

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are investigating the long-term effects of excessive drinking on liver and brain function to find ways to reduce its impact on our health.

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Video from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Mass. General

Check out this video detailing how researchers at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital are working to improve the methods used to preserve and support livers outside the body in order to increase the number of viable livers that are available for transplant. (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

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Microfabricated Device Developed at Mass General Allows Evaluation of the Efficacy, Toxicity of Drugs Metabolized Through the Liver

A team of researchers from the Mass General Center for Engineering in Medicine (CEM) has developed a new microfabricated device that simplifies the process of testing so-called “pro-drugs” for toxic side effects. A pro-drug is one that is administered in an inactive form and then transformed into an active drug via metabolism in the liver. […]

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