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Adult Stem Cell Treatments Can Take the Place of Liver Transplants

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have discovered a way to identify adult liver stem cells that can be used to regenerate liver tissue in future cell-replacement treatments and procedures. These rare stem cells can be identified, collected, and used to cure the 17,000 individuals in America who are currently on the waiting list for liver transplants. The ability of the stem cells to repair injured liver tissue and line the bile duct provide alternative treatment methods for thousands of patients across the country.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine have discovered a way to identify adult liver stem cells that can be used to regenerate liver tissue in future cell-replacement treatments and procedures. These rare stem cells can be identified, collected, and used to cure the 17,000 individuals in America who are currently on the waiting list for liver transplants. The ability of the stem cells to repair injured liver tissue and line the bile duct provide alternative treatment methods for thousands of patients across the country.

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