Liver cirrhosis can be restored by introducing into the body the virus

Liver cells alcoholism, you can recover, say researchers from the University College of San Francisco. They proposed to treat liver failure using a modified virus. The agent is able to "heal" the damaged hepatocytes, restoring their function.

Previously it was thought that cirrhosis is an irreversible disease. Now, however, in these patients a chance for recovery.

Scientists reprogrammed the virus. Penetrating into the liver cells, it restores their work. While there are positive results of experiments with laboratory rats. Not far off, and clinical tests on volunteers, experts suggest.

The method will help people with liver cirrhosis to gain health and get a second chance at life. Note, the cirrhosis can develop not only from alcoholism. Often the liver is damaged by infectious diseases and exposure to toxins.

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