Stem Cells Used to Produce Blood Platelets

December 15, 2011


For the first time, scientists have produced blood platelet cells by reprogramming stem cells taken from adult cells. The process potentially provides a renewable supply of these important cells, as reported in this Reuters article. "This has the potential of marching us forward to a day when we might to able to eliminate blood platelet shortages," said Charles Abrams, MD, professor of Hematology/Oncology... Read More