Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:13

Engineering Livers from Stem Cells

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Dr. Takanori Takebe of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center led an international team of researchers in bioengineering human liver tissues. The research, published in Nature, uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the developmental processes leading to liver tissue, greatly advancing efforts to generate healthy and usable human liver tissue from human pluripotent stem cells.
This research could lead to both better drug development and testing for liver disorders, as well as to future cell and even whole organ replacement therapies using tissues derived from stem cells.
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