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Scientists use bioreactor to generate functional human platelets

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have created fully functional human platelets from stem cells using a next-generation bioreactor, designed to copy the body's natural blood production process and deliver large quantities of platelets. The technique eliminates risks and complications associated with blood storage and donation, researchers say. "The ability to generate an alternative source of functional human platelets with virtually no disease transmission represents a paradigm shift in how we collect platelets that may allow us to meet the growing need for blood transfusions," said researcher Jonathan Thon. HealthDay News (07/21)


AABB releases Association Bulletin on clinical recognition and investigation of suspected bacterial contamination of platelets

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Bone marrow transplant clears two patients of HIV

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

AABB issues Association Bulletin on Babesiosis

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Chance of finding a good bone marrow match varies by ethnicity, study finds

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Gene-editing method could remove HIV from infected cells, study finds

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Rapid malaria test designed to detect parasite in a single red blood cell

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Scientists develop new method of reprogramming stem cells

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

AABB offers preconvention workshop on Patient Blood Management

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

U.K. panel warns against complacent approach to vCJD risk

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014


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AABB SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2014

Three new publication "bundles" available in AABB Marketplace

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

AABB offers preconvention workshop on Patient Blood Management

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

July issue of "AABB News" explores lab-created organs and blood substitutes

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

AABB 2014 Annual Meeting registration will open to general public tomorrow, July 23

AABB SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014




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