This past week, there was another instance of stem cell scientists creating hope. A team of stem
cell scientists in Yokohama, Japan has grown tiny pieces of human liver tissue using stem cells. When the liver pieces were transplanted into lab mice and attached to the animal’s blood supply; they became functional and started cleaning toxins from the blood. These findings are no doubt a major breakthrough for stem cell research across the globe.
In the field of regenerative medicine, this is the first instance of the production of a complex organ that responds to a recipient’s blood supply. Once again, no doubt, this is a true breakthrough for stem cell research. [Read more…]