Human tissue to be made from stem cells

September 6, 2005

University of Liverpool researchers reportedly are striving to make human tissue grown from stem cells available for transplant within four years.

The $31 million project funded by the European Commission is designed eventually to cure such illnesses as heart failure, diabetes, chronic ulcers and degenerative diseases, The London Mirror reported Tuesday. Scientists believe stem cells can generate healthy tissue to replace that damaged by disease or injury.

Professor David Williams of Britain's Center for Tissue Engineering at Liverpool University told the Mirror: "The science is nearly there, but we have to find a reliable way of doing it."

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Neural stem cells serve as RNA highways too

Related Stories

Neural stem cells serve as RNA highways too

December 1, 2016

Duke University scientists have caught the first glimpse of molecules shuttling along a sort of highway running the length of neural stem cells, which are crucial to the development of new neurons.

Reactivation of embryonic genes leads to muscle aging

December 1, 2016

Developmental genes and pathways strictly regulate embryogenesis. The process is strongly driven by so-called Hox-genes. Now, researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) in Jena, Germany, can show that one of these ...

Watching gene-editing at work to develop precision therapies

December 1, 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed methods to observe genome editing in action—and they're putting those capabilities to work to improve genetic engineering techniques. With support from a five-year, ...

Recommended for you

Materials made of self-spinning particles

December 5, 2016

Matter is either gas, liquid or solid based on how its molecules respond to temperature and pressure. But what if the building blocks are self-spinning particles instead of ordinary molecules? Theoretical physicists found ...

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in US

December 5, 2016

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior developed at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.