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Scientists discover new liver-regenerating cells
Medical News Today

Among the organs of the human body, the liver has the highest capacity to regenerate. How the liver manages to repair itself, however, has largely been subject to debate. Now, a new study has revealed a previously unidentified group of cells that can regenerate liver tissue without forming tumors. 

These newly discovered cells are better at regenerating tissue than ordinary liver cells, also known as hepatocytes.

Previously, researchers believed that a group of adult stem cells known as oval cells were responsible for the liver’s renowned regenerative properties, but it has since been proven that these stem cells develop into bile duct cells.

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