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OHSU scientists first to grow liver stem cells in culture, demonstrate therapeutic benefit

For decades scientists around the world have attempted to regenerate primary liver cells known as hepatocytes because of their numerous biomedical applications, including hepatitis research, drug metabolism and toxicity studies, as well as transplantation for cirrhosis and other chronic liver conditions. But no lab in the world has been successful in identifying and growing liver stem cells in culture — using any available technique — until now.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/ohs…

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