Research Sheds Light on How Blood Stem Cells Take Root
A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting online in Cell, researchers in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that offers several clues for improving bone-marrow transplants in patients with cancer, severe immune deficiencies and blood disorders, and for helping those transplants “take.”
The steps are detailed in an animation narrated by senior investigator Leonard Zon, director of the Stem Cell Research Program and professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard Medical School.
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