Archives—October 2009

Transplanted Liver Cells Hold Hope for Treating Inherited Diseases

Mike Gibson, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University, has spent most of his professional life trying to better understand genetic metabolic disorders that arise in children. With that knowledge, he is working to develop treatments in mice–including liver-cell transplants–that could one day be used to treat a variety of liver-based illnesses in people.