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In the field of hepatology, when orthotopic liver transplantation is not possible, human primary hepatocytes represent the ‘gold standard’, in particular for the establishment of bioartificial liver (BAL) support systems. They also serve as an important tool in research and are of particular interest for in vitro pharmaco-toxicology. Consequently, there is a considerable and increasing demand for human primary hepatocytes, yet their use is hampered by inadequate supply, high cost, high variability and low in vitroproliferation capacity. These constraints have prompted a large-scale search for alternative cell sources, such as hepatic cell lines and stem-cell derived hepatocytes. In contrast to primary cells, cell lines are readily available, and usually have an unlimited growth potential and high reproducibility. Hepatic cell lines are either derived directly from liver tumor tissue or artificially generated from primary hepatocytesin vitro.
Clearly, there are many legal ways to obtain human tissue now that do not require what is occurring at Planned Parenthood.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Top scientists meet in Moscow, tell Russian government: Fetus is human. Ban abortion.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Stormdancer777
so can we have a healthcare system where all these preemies can be treated with the same care as this one without bankrupting their parents??