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(Gizmodo)   New machine gives Farkers' livers the chance to experience sobriety, up to a week's vacation   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Liver, human liver, new system, new perfusion machine, Red blood cell, unsuitable donor liver, ex vivo, Liver disease  
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2020-01-13 08:08:25 PM  
Wait, so if they can heal a liver in just a week outside of a body, why can't they do it inside of one?

And why can't they make the whole airplane out of the black box material?
 
2020-01-13 08:08:28 PM  
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2020-01-13 08:12:45 PM  
This is a pretty cool development.

Algebrat: Wait, so if they can heal a liver in just a week outside of a body, why can't they do it inside of one?


The livers in the study lost 75% of their mass.  The function improved but at the expense of size;  not sure if the cells got smaller, cells died, or some combination of the two.
 
2020-01-13 08:21:43 PM  
Shut up liver! You're fine!
 
2020-01-13 09:13:41 PM  

Algebrat: Wait, so if they can heal a liver in just a week outside of a body, why can't they do it inside of one?

And why can't they make the whole airplane out of the black box material?


The vessel it's contained within is probably full of shiat.

It's like a body can heal pretty well in bed with a bottle of water but not so well in a sewer drinking sewage.
 
2020-01-13 09:33:16 PM  
Funded by Jack Daniels Flavored Tylenol.
 
2020-01-13 09:46:39 PM  
New machine gives Farkers' livers the chance to experience sobriety, up to a week's vacation

And then to find new homes away from their abusers.
 
2020-01-13 09:50:45 PM  
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2020-01-14 01:45:16 AM  
I think the liver is the only human organ that can regrow. An ex girlfriend of mine donated part of her liver to her dad who was a hemophiliac and had hep c. If I remember correctly it cured him of both and they both still had whole livers.
 
2020-01-14 02:52:02 AM  

wax_on: I think the liver is the only human organ that can regrow. An ex girlfriend of mine donated part of her liver to her dad who was a hemophiliac and had hep c. If I remember correctly it cured him of both and they both still had whole livers.


It'll get back to roughly the same mass and function, but not stuff like the same shape. So if you donate more than once, you'll end up with a misshapen liver which can impact function.
 
2020-01-14 07:58:24 AM  

wax_on: I think the liver is the only human organ that can regrow. An ex girlfriend of mine donated part of her liver to her dad who was a hemophiliac and had hep c. If I remember correctly it cured him of both and they both still had whole livers.


At least, that's what he told her.
 
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