Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Mystery of Stem Cell Generation Solved

A cure for a range of blood disorders and immune diseases is in sight, according to scientists who have unraveled the mystery of stem cell generation. Found in the bone marrow and in umbilical cord blood, HSCs are critically important because they can replenish the body's supply of blood cells. Leukemia patients have been successfully treated using HSC transplants, but medical experts believe blood stem cells have the potential to be used more widely.

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Cell discovery brings blood disorder cure closer

Source: Science Daily
Image credits: Interactive Biology

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