Items Tagged ‘scott nyberg’

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

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

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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