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Saturday, January 3, 2009

 

Artificial Human Bone Marrow Created

This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing, closer study of immune system defects and a continuous supply of blood for transfusions. Cancer-fighting chemotherapy drugs can strongly suppress bone marrow function, leaving the body more susceptible to infection. The new artificial marrow could allow researchers to test how a new drug at certain potencies would affect bone marrow function. This could assist in drug development and catch severe side effects before human drug trials.

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