Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Scientists create tiny human liver cells from stem cells

The New York Times reported today that researchers in Japan have used human stem cells to create tiny human liver cells that they successfully transplanted into mice. While human studies are years away, this is a significant accomplishment toward the goal of one day replacing damaged liver tissue with stem cells.

—Christine. M. Kukka, Project Manager, HBV Advocate

Source: "Scientists Fabricate Rudimentary Human Livers" by Gina Kolata. New York Times. 7/3/2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/health/scientists-fabricate-rudimentary-human-livers.html?hp&_r=0

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