Scalable amounts of liver and pancreas precursor cells created using new stem cell production method

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:30 in Health & Medicine

Scientists in Canada have overcome a key research hurdle to developing regenerative treatments for diabetes and liver disease with a technique to produce medically useful amounts of endoderm cells from human pluripotent stem cells. The research can be transferred to other areas of stem cell research helping scientists to navigate the route to clinical use known as the "valley of death."

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