Category Archives: liver disease

New approach repairs living liver from within with no need of cell transplants.

More than 600,000 patients in the United States alone suffer from end-stage liver disease, or cirrhosis. The only available cure is liver transplantation, but the shortage of donor livers means only 6,000 patients benefit from this therapy each year in the U.S., and more than 35,000 patients die.  Advances in stem cell research have made it possible to convert patients’

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