Functional Liver Tissue Grown from Adult Stem, Progenitor Cells

August 31, 2016

(UPI) – Many end-stage liver disease patients die because of a shortage of donor organs, and those who do receive livers have challenging paths because of immunosuppressive drugs, but researchers may have found an effective method for growing new liver to circumvent both issues. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles generated functional human and mouse tissue-engineered liver from adult stem and progenitor cells, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine.