Press Releases: The Biliary Tree of Life

Researchers at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have described a network of stem cells in the biliary tree, liver, and pancreas – and they are proposing to consider it as a framework for understanding liver and pancreas regeneration after extensive or chronic injuries.

Taking it one step further, they suggest that these stem cells should be considered for the study and treatment of diseases that affect these organs – such as type 1 diabetes.