Daniel Kraft demos his Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from Parkinson’s to heart disease.
The research showed that the cells were able to differentiate into all types of stem cells.
Scientists said the discovery means that a drug that can treat many cancers, such as ovarian and pancreatic cancer, could be developed using embryonic stem cells, much similar to the stem cell therapy in orem ut that’s available to the public.
The scientists were able to make human pluripotent stem cells by mixing stem cells taken from the blood of patients with embryonic stem cells from bone marrow, the journal said.
One of the two key ingredients used to make the pluripotent stem cells were human leukaemia cells.
They injected the human leukaemia cells into the mice which were used as a model for human leukaemia.
The researchers said the mice had the leukaemia cells as well as bone marrow.
One of the mice had a tumour on its head and another had a tumour on its back, but both of the tumours had been treated successfully with chemotherapy.
Terrific improvement especially since it delivers more than 10 times stem cell activity compared to the older method of harvesting bone marrow.
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