How much can a cell uptake?

Immunological research at the University of Haifa, Israel, has made a new breakthrough, revealing a critical component in the “decision-making” process of white blood cells that play a role in the healing process from bacterial inflammation. “Th…

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…

Scientists bioengineer a protein to fight leukemia

LOS ANGELES (February 18, 2011) — Scientists at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles today announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body figh…

Nanoparticles may enhance circulating tumor cell detection

Tiny gold particles can help doctors detect tumor cells circulating in the blood of patients with head and neck cancer, researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have found.
The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is an emerging technique tha…

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