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IU Professors Receive $2.1 Million To Research Liver Failure
Updated December 8, 2014 10:48 AM | Filed under: Health
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Three Indiana University professors will use technology that allows scientists to see into the liver of a living animal to develop a model of liver failure caused by acetaminophen.

Professors James A. Glazier and James Klaunig in Bloomington and Kenneth Dunn at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis have received $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health for the project.

Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the United States. The NIH hopes the research will allow providers to predict the toxicity of drugs and environmental pollutants.

The researchers said they chose to focus on the liver because it is a key organ in many toxicological and disease processes. They selected acetaminophen as its toxic challenge because of its popularity in the U.S.
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