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Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2017
Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.
Blood Stem Cells Grown in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | 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.
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Ashley P. Taylor | 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.
Keeping the Blood Supply Zika-Free
Diana Kwon | Apr 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.
Scientists Successfully Transplant Human Leukemia Cells into Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
While studying the progression of healthy cells into cancerous ones, researchers discover a way to engraft human blood cells into animals.
Rapid Blood-Type Test
Jef Akst | Mar 16, 2017
Researchers describe a paper-based blood test that can determine a person’s blood type in just two minutes.
More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2016
Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.
CRISPR Corrects Sickle Cell-Causing Gene in Human Cells
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2016
Once implanted in mice, the edited stem cells produced normal hemoglobin.
Body Fluids Might Explain Unsolved Zika Case
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2016
A government investigation into the cause of a Utah man’s infection comes up short of conclusive results.
FDA: Screen All US Blood Donations for Zika
Tracy Vence | Aug 29, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that all blood collected across the country be tested for the virus.