Therapy that turns lymph nodes into livers gets first human trial


Solution with the hepatocytes (liver cells) in suspension

LyGenesis

For the first time, a person has received an experimental treatment to transform one of their lymph nodes into a functioning miniature liver. We won’t know for months whether the therapy works, but if it does, it could revolutionise the treatment of liver disease.

“This is a technology that could, in just the next few years, potentially eliminate the wait list for liver transplants,” says Michael Hufford at LyGenesis, a biotechnology company in Pennsylvania.



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Publish date : 2024-04-02 14:00:46

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