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2008-12-24 00:45:00

A University of Michigan lab has created artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells in a test tube. Researchers said the substance could someday provide a continuous supply of blood for transfusions, the university said Tuesday in a news release. The findings are published online in the journal Biomaterials. Lead author Nicholas Kotov said the artificial bone marrow grows on a 3-D scaffold that mimics the tissues supporting bone marrow in the body.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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