Researchers in Nebraska and Japan have used a “bioartificial” liver implant filled with mouse embryonic stem cells to prolong the lives of mice with liver failure.
Now, if we can just get these guys together with the UK and Texas scientists who developed the technique allowing them to turn umbilical cord stem cells into liver cell tissues the size of pennies, perhaps sick human patients will be helped sooner than we thought.
We’re about to see whether Wesley Smith’s prediction comes true:
All they have to do is go back to the lab and do it again–only this time with mouse embryonic stem cells. Then, the New York Times is sure to put their pictures on the front page.