Medical research

UM171 molecule saves another life

In a world first, a young man suffering from severe aplastic anemia who could not be helped by standard treatments has been given a life-saving blood transplant with the made-in-Canada UM171 molecule.

Biomedical technology

MarrowQuant: A new digital-pathology tool

Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones. Its main role is to produce stem cells that will go on to become cells of the blood, including white blood cells that fight infections, red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout ...

Genetics

Genetic mutations may be linked to infertility, early menopause

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identifies a specific gene's previously unknown role in fertility. When the gene is missing in fruit flies, roundworms, zebrafish and mice, the animals ...

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