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A medication used to treat joint and skin conditions might also help people whose only hope of surviving cancer is receiving stem cells from a donor, according to research by a University of British Columbia scientist. Transplants of blood stem cells, which can differentiate into all types of blood cells, can be a cure for life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma. But the treatment is often not pursued, because typical donations a often from umbilical cord blood a are unlikely to take root in a patienta s bone marrow and grow into a self-sustaining, blood-forming system. Researchers at UBC and [...]
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By targeting your own specific stem cells, researchers aim to provide tailored treatments for individual atrial fibrillation patients. Dr. Zachary Laksman and his team have grown heart cells that can mimic abnormal heart rhythms. Hear more about this incredible research here.