Medical research

Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified the backup for an important biological system—the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply.

Medical research

Blood factories closer to reality

Blood cells grown in large vats from a starter stock of stem cells could one day supplement or even replace blood taken from human donors. However, existing protocols for making red blood cells (RBCs) in the lab can't be ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola

Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), in collaboration with researchers at Nagasaki ...

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