Items Tagged ‘Liver Transplantation’

July 30, 2019

Bioartificial Liver: Bridge to Liver Regeneration

By Jen Schutz Jen Schutz (@jenniferschutz)

The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body. However, when the liver is injured beyond its ability to regenerate itself, and a transplant is not readily available, there are few options for patients. Led by Scott Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D., researchers are refining their own version of a bioartificial liver, known […]

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Tags: Bioartificial Liver, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Liver Transplantation, regenerative medicine, stem cells, transplant

May 5, 2017

Stem Cell Signaling May Repair Liver Injury

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

This story was previously published in Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s research magazine. Researchers are continually learning more about the ability of stem cells to replace or repair damaged tissue. As it turns out, a signaling mechanism used by stem cells may also have therapeutic effects. Two new studies from the lab of Tushar Patel, M.B., […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, extracellular vesicles, liver, Liver Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research, regenerative medicine, research, translational medicine, Tushar Patel

July 31, 2015

Researchers Test Bioartificial Liver Device to Treat Acute Liver Failure

By centerforregmedmc centerforregmedmc (@centerforregmedmc)

This story first appeared on the Mayo Clinic News Network. Approximately 30,000–40,000 people die from liver disease each year, according to the American Liver Foundation. For people who experience acute liver failure, the only proven treatment has been liver transplantation. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation called the […]

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Tags: Bioartificial Liver, Liver Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, scott nyberg, stem cells

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