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CTDL 201: Vodka tonic with a stem cell chaser please

Scientists have been looking at ways liver disease could be treated using embryonic stem cells, reducing the need for transplantation.
The research is one of two projects at Edinburgh University receiving £3.6m from Scottish Enterprise and the Medical Research Council (MRC).
The second project, which also involves embryonic stem cells, will look at new ways to repair damaged bone.

[From BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Stem cells may reduce transplants]

I think the repairing of damaged bone is probably the easier research to get funding for. I have a suspicion there’s a viewpoint of liver damage as being a “you brought it on yourself by being such a lush” sort of thing.


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