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How long do stem cells live?

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 1, 2011 -- When patients receive a bone marrow transplant, they are getting a new population of hematopoietic stem cells. Fresh stem cells are needed when a patient is low on red blood cells, as in anemia, or white blood cel...

Gene therapy for metastatic melanoma in mice produces complete remission

INDIANAPOLIS -- A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2...

Gene identified that prevents stem cells from turning cancerous

Stem cells, the prodigious precursors of all the tissues in our body, can make almost anything, given the right circumstances. Including, unfortunately, cancer. Now research from Rockefeller University shows that having too many stem cells, or stem ...

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