Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Human Stem Cells Used To Boost Production Of Red Blood Cells.
HealthDay (8/8, Dallas) reports, "Using human stem cells, scientists have developed methods to boost the production of red blood cells," according to a study published online August 2 in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Explaining how the new process works, researcher Eric Bouhassira, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, said, "We combined different cell-expansion protocols into a 'cocktail' that increased the number of cells we could produce by 10- to 100-fold." The study "was partially supported by the funding agency of the New York State Empire Stem Cell Board."