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2013-07-31 10:45:26

CHOP researchers advance stem cell studies in a childhood leukemia and diamond blackfan anemia First produced only in the past decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are capable of developing into many or even all human cell types. In new research, scientists reprogrammed skin cells from patients with rare blood disorders into iPSCs, highlighting the great promise of these cells in advancing understanding of those challenging diseases—and eventually in...

2011-06-17 13:24:02

At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, studying a 'blue baby' sheds light on basic biology A newborn described as a "happy blue baby" because of her bluish skin color but healthy appearance made a small mark in medical history when one of her physicians discovered something new in her genes"”the hemoglobin Toms River mutation. Scientists have identified hundreds of mutations in genes that carry instructions for producing hemoglobin"”the four-part protein that carries oxygen...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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