Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.6
Revised: November 10, 2009
Accepted: November 17, 2009
Published online: November 30, 2009
Studies of the liver regenerative process have gained prominence in the last few years, especially with the interest in stem cell therapy. The regenerative capacity of the liver, its mechanisms and the role of stem cells will be discussed in this editorial as well as the role of artificial tissues and organs aiming to produce a new liver based on the current literature.