No more matching blood types for transfusions – Sometimes, before an operation, the patient who is about to go under the scalpel is asked to give blood, so the surgeon knows the right blood type will be available, if needed. Some people are frightened of blood transfusions, because they have transmitted AIDS and Mad Cow Disease. But soon, all that will be over?researchers have discovered how to create blood from stem cells! Who said stem cell research wasn’t valuable?
Scientists have discovered that the earliest form of human blood stem cells and have deciphered the mechanism by which these embryonic stem cells replicate and grow. Researcher Elias Zambidis says, “There is real hope that in the future we can grow billions of blood cells at will to treat blood-related disorders?”
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