Researchers led by Nancy Speck, PhD from the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute Unlock Molecular Origin of Blood Stem Cells


January 14, 2009

Researchers Unlock Molecular Origin of Blood Stem Cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- A research team led by Nancy Speck, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has identified the location and developmental timeline in which a majority of bone marrow stem cells form in the mouse embryo. The findings, appearing online this week in the journal Nature, highlight critical steps in the origin of hematopoietic (or blood) stem cells (HSCs), says senior author Speck, who is also an Investigator with the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at Penn ... read more