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Mass. General-developed strategy dramatically improves function of cultured liver cells.
Researchers at INSERM (France) have engineered a chimeric protein that increases cell survival, migration and proliferation to improve stem cell engraftment.
If you have hay fever, headaches or a cold, it's only a short way to the nearest chemist. The drugs, on the other hand, can take eight to ten years to develop.
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German scientists say they have determined the reason transplanted liver cells don't proliferate as well in older recipients as they do in younger ones. Researchers at Germany's Martin Luther University said they determined that while the age of the donor makes no difference, the age of the recipient is significantly important -- and many humans requiring liver transplantation are older. The German study conducted in rats found that older rats had a repopulation rate of only 2 percent, 10...
When things go right, transplanted healthy liver cells transplanted by infusion or injection will find their way to the liver, integrate into the damaged tissue
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) has found the first evidence of cell-to-cell communication by amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, rather than by known protein signaling agents such as growth factors or cytokines.
Japanese scientists have designed artificial molecules that reversed liver cirrhosis in rats.
A virus that typically infects insects could help with the development of gene therapy treatment for Hemophilia A, a condition in which even a bump on the knee can cause serious internal bleeding in people.