Items Tagged ‘liver transplant’

October 17, 2019

A Step Toward Bioengineered Transplantable Livers

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

More than four million American suffer from chronic end stage liver disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a liver transplant can mean the difference between life and death for some patients. However, livers are in short supply, and the number of people awaiting new livers far exceeds the number of […]

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Tags: bioengineered organs, liver transplant, regenerative medicine, scott nyberg, transplant

September 6, 2018

Shuttling Through Inner Space: How Cells Communicate

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

Complex medical issues like transplants, kidney disease, and cancer may be helped by knowing more about how cells communicate. When scientists are lucky, what comes into focus under the microscope also clarifies a new horizon in medicine. One such adventure started with platelet dust. In 1967, the author of an article in the¬†British Journal of […]

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Tags: cellular communication, extracellular vesicles, kidney disease, liver disease, liver transplant, stem cells, transplants

September 14, 2017

Bridge to Liver Regeneration: Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

The research of Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic liver transplant surgeon and biomedical engineer, is focused on the development of a multidisciplinary bioartificial liver to improve the treatment of patients with liver failure. The bioartificial liver is an important supportive therapy to bridge patients in liver failure to liver transplantation, or to avoid liver […]

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Tags: artificial liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, stem cells

March 21, 2014

Building a Better Liver

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

From the pages of Mayo Clinic Magazine. The Center for Regenerative Medicine Is Working on Treatments Unimaginable 10 Years Ago A few years ago, nature dealt a fatal blow to Cassandra Rohrer, a 16-year-old patient of Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D. She was fighting for her life with the assistance of an experimental artificial liver device, […]

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Tags: liver regeneration, liver transplant, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, scott nyberg

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