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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.
Humans Never Stopped Evolving
John Hawks | Aug 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.
Distinguishing Circulating Tumor from Normal Cell-Free DNA
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 19, 2016
Fragments of circulating DNA from tumors are around 20 to 30 base pairs shorter than those from healthy cells, researchers report.