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Old Wed Jan 21, 2015, 12:10 PM
curlygirl curlygirl is offline
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Live imaging captures how blood stem cells take root in the body of a Zebrafish

You can now watch zebra-fish blood stem cells take root in the body
to generate blood:


From article:

A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Reporting online in the journal Cell today, researchers in Boston Children's Hospital's Stem Cell Research Program describe a surprisingly dynamic system that offers several clues for improving bone marrow transplants in patients with cancer, severe immune deficiencies and blood disorders, and for helping those transplants "take."

The steps are detailed in an animation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWx1QIzv2o) narrated by senior investigator Leonard Zon, MD, director of the Stem Cell Research Program. The Cell version offers a more technical explanation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSGrRmJwp9Y).
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Old Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:42 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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What a wonderful visualization!

Medical scientists must already understand the full process of stem cell formation, even without the photos, animation, or narration, but this is a great way for the rest of us to learn more about it.
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Old Sat Jan 24, 2015, 11:50 AM
riccd2001 riccd2001 is offline
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I've viewed this on youtube a few times. Incredible! It looks like a CGI production! But it's not. Amazing to see!
Ric: Low-risk MDS (blasts <4%); 4 cycles Revlimid no positive response; PRBC transfusion dependent; so far, 392'units' over 8 3/4 years; BMB #4 (15/04/01) shows evolution to AML (blasts 20-30%) 47,XY,del(5) (q22q35),+21[24][cp24]/46,XY(1).
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Old Sun Jan 25, 2015, 06:20 AM
Birgitta-A Birgitta-A is offline
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Stem cells

Very interesting and beautiful curlygirl!
Kind regards
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