Newborn baby in Japan given liver stem cells in transplant world first

Newborn baby in Japan given liver stem cells in transplant world first

Doctors in Japan have successfully transplanted liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells into a newborn baby, in a world first that could provide new treatment options for infants. The newborn was suffering from urea cycle disorder, where the liver is not capable of breaking down toxic ammonia. But the six-day-old was too small to […]