Stem cell breakthrough paves the way for mass produced artificial blood

Stem cell breakthrough paves the way for mass produced artificial blood

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hundreds of millions of people each year need some form of blood transfusion and supplies are always stressed, this latest breakthrough could let doctors produce any type of blood on demand and save countless lives.   Researchers at the University of Bristol (UB) have made a...

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A cure for millions as gene therapy cures patient with Sickle Cell disease

A cure for millions as gene therapy cures patient with Sickle Cell disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sickle cell disease is a painful and debilitating disease that affects millions of people worldwide, but everything seems to indicate researchers have found a cure.   In the first success of its kind, a teenage boy with Sickle Cell disease, an inherited, painful disease, where...

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