Its structure is identical to the original liver. A distinctive feature is in size. Development of Japanese scientists does not exceed a few millimeters, tells the TV station NHK.
As a basis for organ scientists used pluripotent stem cells. Reprogramming them allowed us to obtain liver cells. The culture was placed into the matrix, repeating the structure of the human liver.
Artificial liver can synthesize blood proteins and neutralize toxic substances. Test development is planned in 2019. Such tiny bodies, scientists believe, will serve as "building blocks" for the main body. Transplantation functioning parts in the patient body will allow to avoid the development of renal and hepatic failure.