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liver-cirrhosis

Liver Function “Significantly Improved” by Cord Blood Transplant

Doctors in China have confirmed that umbilical cord blood stem cell (USC) transplant is a safe and effective treatment for liver diseases including cirrhosis. What is liver cirrhosis? People with cirrhosis have scarred tissue caused by long-term liver damage. The scarring stops the liver working properly which can lead...

Tonsil stem cells could someday help repair liver damage without surgery

The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report a way to potentially inject stem cells from tonsils, a body part we don’t need, to repair damaged livers —...