Some haematopoietic stem cells improve the efficacy of bone marrow transplants

Publié le : 25 September 2013

 Researchers at the McMaster’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI) have just disclosed that haematopoietic stem cells (*) "located at the ends of the bone may improve the efficacy of bone marrow transplants". According to studies published in the Cell Stem Cell journal, these cells "display the highest regenerative ability of the blood and immune system". As far as Professor Mick Bhatia, Scientific Director at the Institute is concerned, this discovery could lower the amount of bone marrow needed for a donation whilst "increasing regeneration and lessening rejection in the recipient patients". 

(*) Haematopoietic stem cells generate blood cells and guarantee production. 

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