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Stem cells to cut transplants?

8th May 2008

Scientists are investigating the opportunities for treating liver disease using embryonic stem cells.

The research is one of two projects at Edinburgh University receiving £3.6m from Scottish Enterprise and the Medical Research Council (MRC) and could reduce the need for transplantation in the future. The work will examine how liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells can be used in therapies for acute and chronic liver disease. Researchers at Edinburgh are also looking at using embryonic stem cells to repair damaged bone.


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