A chance to regenerate healthy liver tissue using adult stem cells could help patients in the future thanks to new research.
The latest issue of Radiology has highlighted the achievement of a team of German scientists who used adult bone marrow stem cells to regenerate human liver tissue.
For the sake of improving recovery, the findings could be crucial say the researchers from Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf.
The procedure could facilitate surgery to remove any cancerous growth that previously would have been impossible if the cells can indeed enable patients to grow more healthy cells in the liver.
“Our study suggests that liver stem cells harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow can further augment and accelerate the liver’s natural capacity to regenerate itself,” explained radiology professor, Gunther F