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Unformatted text preview: erythrocytes Stem Cell Research • Recent research has led to isolation and growth of pluripotent stem cells in the lab – May be useful to treat some human diseases • Leukemia (cancerous stem cells produce large numbers of abnormal leukocytes) • Experimental treatments include the removal and destruction of these cells (plus the marrow) – Transplant 30 or more non-cancerous pluripotent stem cells from lab culture – Those 30 cells can re-populate the entire marrow...
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- Spring '08
- Bone marrow, Pluripotent Stem Cells