Can You Keep Donating and Regrowing Your Liver?by SciShow   3 months ago

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Fun Fact: people can donate over half of their liver, and the tissue will grow back within a year! Knowing that, it seems pretty logical to assume that we could just keep donating and regrowing our livers over and over again, but is that really the case?

Special Thanks: Dr. George Michalopoulos, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center

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Sources:
Dr. George Michalopoulos, personal communication
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3976740/

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