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Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells

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May 15, 1998
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University Of Nebraska Medical Center
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A team of physicians and scientists from three medical centers has combined forces to show that an infusion of liver cells can function for more than a year to partially correct a patient's rare metabolic liver disease. The procedure, which is reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that cell transplantation may have broader application and be a safer and less invasive treatment than liver transplantation for some patients with disorders of the liver.

A team of physicians and scientists from three medical centers has combined forces to show that an infusion of liver cells can function for more than a year to partially correct a patient's rare metabolic liver disease. The procedure, which is reported in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that cell transplantation may have broader application and be a safer and less invasive treatment than liver transplantation for some patients with disorders of the liver.


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University Of Nebraska Medical Center. "Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 May 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980515080950.htm>.
University Of Nebraska Medical Center. (1998, May 15). Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980515080950.htm
University Of Nebraska Medical Center. "Three Institutions Combine Efforts In First-Ever Demonstration Of Long-Term Function In Transplanted Human Liver Cells." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980515080950.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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