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Transforming the Future of Liver Transplant Therapies

Editors at LiverSupport.com

Oct 18th, 2013
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A new stem cell technique shows potential to aid a range of patients – including people with inherited metabolic liver problems, type 1 diabetes, as well as patients needing a liver or pancreas transplantation.

Novel stem cell technique may transform liver and pancreatic transplant therapies

By Loren Grush

Published October 10, 2013

FoxNews.com

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique for creating stem cells of the human liver and pancreas – a breakthrough that could significantly transform the future of transplant therapies.

The novel method involves altering the signal pathways of cells specific to the human foregut – the upper portion of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Through this manipulation, researchers were able to stop the cells from developing fully and push them into a state of constant self-renewal.

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