The Mouse with a Human Liver: A New Model for the Treatment of Liver Disease (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Mice whose own liver cells have been replaced with human hepatocytes (shown in green) can be successfully infected with hepatitis B virus (shown in red) providing a new way to test novel therapies for debilitating human liver diseases. Credit Courtesy of Dr. Karl-Dimiter Bissig, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Usage Restrictions News media reproduction to illustrate this story permitted with proper attribution as provided above. For one time use only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.