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Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.