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AstraZeneca Challenge: Automated Detection and Quantitation of Bone Marrow Cells

September 30, 2019

Many oncology therapeutics have dose limiting toxicities due to adverse effects in the bone marrow. Safety evaluation in…
Scientists use CRISPR to Treat HIV for the First Time

September 16, 2019

The patient in question – a 27-year-old male citizen of China – was diagnosed with AIDS back in…
Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites with stem cells can help bones heal faster

June 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania have developed a unique technique…
Mapping bone-marrow microenvironment sheds fresh light on leukaemia

May 27, 2019

Stem cells are surrounded and protected by the stem-cell niche – the microenvironment – of the tissue in…
A Protein’s Surprising Role Offers Clues to Limit Graft-vs.-Host Disease

March 26, 2019

A protein that protects people with inflammatory bowel disease has quite a different effect in graft-vs.-host disease, a…
Second-Ever Patient Cured of HIV, with Effective Treatment Potentially on the Way

March 5, 2019

Reporting in the journal Nature ten years (almost to the day) since the first confirmed case of an…
Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more

January 10, 2019

Bone marrow transplants, which involve transplanting healthy blood stem cells, offer the best treatment for many types of…
Breast Cancer Recruits Bone Marrow Cells to Increase Cancer Cell Proliferation

December 13, 2018

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate…
Leukemia Treatment Could Be Bolstered By 2-in-1 Cell Combo

October 30, 2018

Led by UCLA bioengineer, researchers design delivery system to guide drugs directly to cancer cells ‘hiding’ in bone…
Bone Marrow Transplant Stem Cells Can ‘Swim’ Upstream

January 4, 2018

When a cancer patient receives a bone marrow transplant, time is of the essence. Healthy stem cells, which…
Bone Marrow Protein May Be Target for Improving Stem Cell Transplants

August 31, 2017

Bone marrow contains hematopoetic stem cells, the precursors to every blood cell type. These cells spring into action…
Gut Viruses Tied to Potentially Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplant

August 2, 2017

A virus hiding quietly in the gut may trigger the onset of a severe complication known as graft-versus-host…
UCI stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness

July 28, 2017

A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue…
Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies

April 5, 2017

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells produced in bone marrow…
Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche

March 3, 2017

Study suggests restoring body’s blood factory to boost immunity, fend off cancers As people get older so do…
Study: Changing the environment within bone marrow alters blood cell development

February 23, 2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois report they can alter blood cell development through the use of biomaterials…
Stem cells leave blood vessels in areas of the bone marrow with low blood flow

February 16, 2017

The treatment of leukaemia and some cancers involves killing the blood stem cells of the diseased bone marrow…
Stem Cells Step Forward

February 9, 2017

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital were able, for the first time, to use patients’…
Expanding Palliative Care

November 30, 2016

Integrating palliative care into the treatment of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT)—commonly known as bone marrow…
Researchers develop new strategy to limit side effects of stem cell transplants

August 16, 2016

Scientists in Germany have developed a new approach that may prevent leukemia and lymphoma patients from developing graft-versus-host…
Researchers find new functions of blood cell protein in transplant

August 11, 2016

Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University scientists have found exciting, new functions of the protein angiogenin (ANG) that…
Making Bone Marrow Transplants Safer

June 7, 2016

Using antibodies in place of radiation and chemotherapy Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists have taken the first…
New mathematical model for tumour prognosis

April 18, 2016

Stem cells in the bone marrow constantly give rise to new blood cells and are responsible for the…
Bone marrow lesions can help predict rapidly progressing joint disease

January 16, 2016

A new study from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, shows lesions, which can…
New generation of synthetic bone grafts created

December 20, 2015

The research, which is published in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine found that the new…
Blood stem cell self-renewal dependent on surroundings

November 5, 2015

Blood formation: Bone marrow and blood stem cells work in close harmony Stem cells have two important capabilities:…
Scientists see through bones to uncover new details about blood-forming stem cells

September 27, 2015

A team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has become the first to…
Research identifies new gene that causes osteoporosis

September 22, 2015

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and a number of other leading international research organisations have used…
Double discovery boosts global quest for leukaemia cures

September 17, 2015

Researchers at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have discovered how a form of leukaemia fights back against a ground-breaking…
When Personal Identity Really Matters: Donor’s Reported Ancestry Depends on Question Format

August 25, 2015

For years, medicine has relied on self-reported race/ethnicity as the basis of an array of decisions, from risk…
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