Researchers use adult stem cells to reverse liver cirrhosis

12/16/2004 | BBC

Researchers in the U.K. report success in using adult bone marrow stem cells to reverse the effects of cirrhosis of the liver, negating the need for a transplant of rarely available organs. A study in the journal New Scientist said the experiment involved separating blood from the patient into its components, isolating stem cells from white blood cells and injecting them into the liver's hepatic artery, returning red blood cells to the body.

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