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Bone Marrow Transplants May Be Improved Thanks To Discovery Of Mechanism Underlying Human Stem Cell Migration

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February 8, 1999
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In bone marrow transplantation, a patient receives a transfusion of stem cells, which migrate to the patient's bone marrow and start producing new, healthy blood. But many transplants fail because, usually, very few stemcells make their way from the blood circulation into the recipient's marrow.

REHOVOT, Israel --February 5, 1999 -- In bone marrow transplantation, a patient receives a transfusion of stem cells, which migrate to the patient's bone marrow and start producing new, healthy blood. But many transplants fail because, usually, very few stemcells make their way from the blood circulation into the recipient's marrow.


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Weizmann Institute. "Bone Marrow Transplants May Be Improved Thanks To Discovery Of Mechanism Underlying Human Stem Cell Migration." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990208071317.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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