Stem cell breakthroughs bring unlimited supply of lab-made blood closer

Stem cell breakthroughs bring unlimited supply of lab-made blood closer

'For the first time ever, blood-producing stem cells have been generated in a lab. Two separate teams of researchers have come up with differing ground-breaking methods to generate these important blood-forming cells, paving the way for the development of treatments for a variety of blood diseases and also offering a clear path towards an unlimited supply of lab-made blood for transfusions.' : newatlas.com/lab-made-human...

References to the Nature published research can be found at the end of the article.

Neil

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  • Good.

    This gives me the chance to use an old excuse and sneak out of the house to get away from Mrs ygtgo every now and then ....

    "Where are you going ?" ... " I'm just nippin' out for a pint ! "

    ygtgo

  • Wow!

    This is certainly very exciting news. The possibility to make unlimited supplies of clean blood in laboratories. The article closes with "this research directs us to new hopes for curing leukemia, correcting genetic defects that cause blood diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, and reducing the random lottery that is trying to find bone marrow transplant matches".

    Let's hope this is not too far away.

    Kevin - Essex, UK

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