Cambridge scientists have developed a new method for growing and transplanting artificial bile ducts that could in future be used to help treat liver disease in children, reducing the need for liver transplantation. In research published in the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers grew 3D cellular structure which, once transplanted into mice, developed into normal, functioning bile ducts.
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Article: Reconstruction of the murine extrahepatic biliary tree using primary extrahepatic cholangiocyte organoids, Sampaziotis, F et al., Nature Medicine, doi: 10.1038/nm.4360, published 3 July 2017.
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