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Sick Kids' Researchers Discover Different Types Of Stem Cells

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December 29, 2000
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The Hospital For Sick Children
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A team of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), led by geneticist John Dick, has discovered that distinct types of stem cells exist within the blood system that differ in the length of time that they can sustain a stem cell transplant.

TORONTO - A team of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), led by geneticist John Dick, has discovered that distinct types of stem cells exist within the blood system that differ in the length of time that they can sustain a stem cell transplant. They have been termed short-term repopulating and long-term repopulating stem cells. The discovery of distinct types of stem cells with different functions has important clinical implications. This research is reported in the January issue of the scientific journal Nature Immunology.


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