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IRVINE, Calif., Sept.
A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.
Hematopoietic stem cells provide the body with a constant supply of blood cells, including the red blood cells that deliver oxygen and the white blood cells that make up the immune system.
Most organisms need iron to survive, but too much iron is toxic, and can cause fatal organ failure.
Pediatric researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in which small segments of RNA, called microRNA, help protect red blood cells from injury caused by chemicals called free radicals.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a key step in the creation of new red blood cells in an animal study.
A retired but well-preserved mechanism for regulating viruses that has worked its way into the human genome appears to modulate a switch between adult and fetal hemoglobin production.
American scientists have developed â€œartificial bloodâ€ that could soon be used to treat soldiers who are wounded during battle.
We take our blood for granted, but its creation requires a complicated series of steps, starting with the formation of blood stem cells during early embryonic development, followed by progressive differentiation into the progenitors of red cells, white cells and platelets, and ultimately the full set of blood cells.
Cells from frozen human blood samples can be reprogrammed to an embryonic stem-cell-like state.
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