Bone marrow device generating blood cells developed

In a first, Harvard scientists have developed a device dubbed as “bone marrow-on-a-chip” that can be a much-needed tool to test the effects of new drugs and toxic agents on whole bone marrow without resorting to animal testing.

Scientists reprogram blood cells into blood-forming stem cells

Researchers have reprogrammed mature blood cells from mice into blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), using a cocktail of eight genetic switches called transcription factors.

Genetic regulators in blood cells located

In order to provide scientists a tool to determine how a healthy blood cell can turn cancerous, researchers have located the regions which determine if a particular gene would be active or silent in a blood cell.

Stem cell study sheds new light on disease formation

For the first time, researchers have shown that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells.

German scientists create artificial bone marrow

In a step that would change the treatment of leukaemia in coming days, German scientists have developed artificial bone marrow that may be used to make hematopoietic stem cells.

Biological breakthrough may lead to new treatments for sickle cell disease

Researchers have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of haemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period.

Growing blood forming cells in petri dish

By transferring four genes into mouse fibroblast cells, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have produced cells that resemble hematopoietic stem cells, which produce millions of new blood cells in the human body every day.

Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed the reliable method.

Gene variant in East Asians could explain resistance to cancer drugs

Scientists have now found answer to why some patients fail to respond to some of the most successful cancer drugs.

Platelets `key to forming immune system`

When bacteria enter blood, they rapidly become coated in platelets, a researcher was quoted as saying.

`Amazing` therapy wipes out leukemia in study

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia turning the patients` own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

Skin treatment using blood cells to be tried on patients

The new treatment which will make best use of the patients` own platelets.

Skin treatment using blood cells to be tried on patients

The new treatment which will make best use of the patients` own platelets.