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Blood Stem Cells Grown in the Lab

By | May 17, 2017

Researchers identify transcription factors and environmental conditions necessary to reprogram human and mouse cells into cells that function like hematopoietic stem cells.

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Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?

By | May 9, 2017

Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.

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Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free

By | April 7, 2017

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are required to screen samples for signs of the mosquito-borne virus. Some have questioned whether it’s always necessary.

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While studying the progression of healthy cells into cancerous ones, researchers discover a way to engraft human blood cells into animals.

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Rapid Blood-Type Test

By | March 16, 2017

Researchers describe a paper-based blood test that can determine a person’s blood type in just two minutes.

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More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

By | November 9, 2016

Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.

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Once implanted in mice, the edited stem cells produced normal hemoglobin.

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Body Fluids Might Explain Unsolved Zika Case

By | September 14, 2016

A government investigation into the cause of a Utah man’s infection comes up short of conclusive results.

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FDA: Screen All US Blood Donations for Zika

By | August 29, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that all blood collected across the country be tested for the virus.

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Humans Never Stopped Evolving

By | August 1, 2016

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

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