Adult Stem Cell Awareness

June 3, 2008

Bone Cells Influence Blood Stem Cell Replication and Migration

Filed under: Uncategorized — chelseaz @ 7:51 pm

Joslin Diabetes CenterResearchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified a group of cells that aid in the proliferation and expansion of blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells. Those would be osteoblasts, the cells responsible for bone formation. The finding was published in the May issue of the journal Blood and, by improving their understanding of such stem cells, scientists believe it could have an impact on future bone marrow and peripheral blood progenitor cell transplants. Read more.

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