Blood Stem Cells Studied with Time-Lapse Video

In what could prove to be groundbreaking research in “manufacturing” blood in the laboratory, scientists at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee have used time-lapse videos to study blood stem cells. The findings were revealed in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Video Surveillance of Blood Stem Cells Akin to private investigators, the scientists [Read More]

Hope to Patients with Rare Blood Disorder

Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) may not be widely known, but it is a very severe blood disorder that prevents bone marrow from producing enough red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Research Program recently completed a groundbreaking study aimed at developing potential treatments for this blood [Read More]

Making Blood in the Lab

In what is an unprecedented achievement, researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have succeeded in making blood in the laboratory using stem cells. The team of scientists has overcome what is perhaps the biggest hurdle in creating on-order stem cell lines that can serve as an alternative to a bone marrow [Read More]

Does Our Own Blood Harbor the Fountain of Youth?

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For more than 60 years, we have been expanding the transplantation of organs from the kidneys to the liver, lungs and even the heart. Likewise, the altruistic donation of other bodily tissues and materials has become a mainstay of modern medicine, exemplifying our ability to heal one another. Blood transfusions are used on a daily [Read More]

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