Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Set Up Future Transplant Therapies, University of Cambridge Study

Published: Oct 11, 2013

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A new method for creating stem cells for the human liver and pancreas, which could enable both cell types to be grown in sufficient quantities for clinical use, has been developed by scientists. Using the technique, researchers have for the first time been able to grow a pure, self-renewing population of stem cells specific to the human foregut, the upper section of the human digestive system.

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