Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 18th, 2000
The purpose of a study conducted by Dr. Markus Grompe of the Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR) and presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2000 Annual Meeting in Dallas, October 29 - 31, was to determine if the pancreas and bone marrow of adult mice contain cells that can generate fully functioning liver cells. Grompe's research team concluded that both the pancreas and bone marrow of adult mice could, in fact, generate liver cells and potentially repopulate a diseased liver.
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