The Week in Review: August 4 – August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017 Research & Discoveries Melbourne scientists are creating mini-livers in a dish MELBOURNE scientists are creating mini livers in a dish using a world-first combination of human cells in an ambitious bid to grow liver tissue for transplants. The tiny experimental organs – developed from cells donated by cancer patients – will be used to test drugs and eventually treat disease. Routine hospital tool found to predict poor ...

Melbourne scientists are creating mini-livers in a dish

MELBOURNE scientists are ­creating mini livers in a dish using a world-first combination of human cells in an ambitious bid to grow liver tissue for transplants. The tiny experimental organs — developed from cells donated by cancer patients — will be used to test drugs and eventually treat disease. The O’Brien Institute department of St Vincent’s Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital team has grown liver organoids that are just a few millimetres long. ...