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Liver Cell Transplant On Baby Is a Success in Japan

August 28, 2013

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Japan’s National Center for Child Health and Development was able to transplant liver cells to a 11-day old baby whose liver was not able to function properly. This may lead to a safe regenerative medicine.

Japan conducts first operation of liver cells transplant to baby

English.news.cn   2013-08-23

TOKYO, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Japan’s National Center for Child Health and Development (NCCHD) said here Friday that it has successfully transplanted liver cells to a baby boy for the first time in Japan.

Akira Matsui, the NCCHD hospital chief, said they have safely conducted the operation that could develop into regenerative medicine using embryo-stem or induce pluripotent stem cells, according to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency.

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