Liver regrown from stem cells

This was originally published on this siteScientists have repaired a damaged liver in a mouse by transplanting stem cells grown in the laboratory. It is the first time researchers have restored function to a severely damaged liver in a living animal using stem cells. Their findings pave the way for cell-based therapies that could one Read more about Liver regrown from stem cells[…]

Scientists create ‘mini bile ducts’ to discover new drugs that could prevent the need for liver transplantation

This was originally published on this siteAn experimental cystic fibrosis drug has been shown to prevent the disease’s damage to the liver, thanks to a world-first where scientists grew mini bile ducts in the lab. For the first time, researchers led by scientists from the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute at the University Read more about Scientists create ‘mini bile ducts’ to discover new drugs that could prevent the need for liver transplantation[…]

Allexis Siebrecht, 11, says liver transplant lets her breathe, run and dance – CBC.ca

This was originally published on this siteA liver transplant has already made a difference for 11-year-old Allexis Siebrecht, who says she can now enjoy things as simple as breathing. The Winnipeg girl and her mother spoke to reporters on Wednesday, a day after they returned home from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, where she underwent Read more about Allexis Siebrecht, 11, says liver transplant lets her breathe, run and dance – CBC.ca[…]

Living donors increase kidney function over time – Medical News Today

This was originally published on this siteImmediately after donation, living donors show mild signs of kidney disease, but actually improve their kidney function over time, according to the results of a prospective study published in the July issue of National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. The three-year, NIH-funded, follow-up study of living kidney Read more about Living donors increase kidney function over time – Medical News Today[…]

Boy, 2, Desperately In Need Of Liver Transplant Receives First Offer – CBS Local

This was originally published on this sitePITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There may be some good news for a little boy in desperate need of a liver transplant. After 18 long months on a waiting list, Lucas Goeller, 2, has received his first offer for a liver transplant. According to a press release, “So many people have Read more about Boy, 2, Desperately In Need Of Liver Transplant Receives First Offer – CBS Local[…]

Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor

This was originally published on this siteNew research published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, reports that younger patients, those who are married, and those with Child-Pugh C disease–the most severe measure of liver disease–are more likely immigrants, divorced patients Read more about Study identifies characteristics of patients likely to have a potential living liver donor[…]

Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit

This was originally published on this siteMustafa Sharafi is celebrating a major birthday milestone this year. What makes his 30th birthday extraordinary is the fact that not many people thought he would live to see it. “This birthday signifies how long I’ve come, how far I’ve come,” Sharafi said. He was born with a rare Read more about Metro Detroit man becomes longest-living person to receive liver transplant – WDIV Detroit[…]