Of all the body’s organs, the liver has the greatest power to regenerate itself.
Liver cell replacement and regeneration are vital functions that keep us feeling well and also maintain healthy metabolic activity. Some have suggested this is even the origin of the myth of Prometheus, whose liver was pecked out by an eagle each day, only to regrow each night.
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Understanding how a virus replicates inside the body is crucial for working out how it spreads, and how to stop it. A research team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has been looking at this process for the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
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