Published in Blood Weekly, April 15th, 2004
"Stem cell transplantation is a promising treatment for many conditions," hematologists in China explained. "Although stem cells can be isolated from many tissues, blood is the ideal source of these cells due to the ease of collection."
MSCs "have been paid increased attention because of their powerful proliferation and pluripotent differentiating ability," noted M.J. Yu and colleagues at Peking University. "But whether MSCs reside in blood (newborn umbilical cord blood and fetal or adult peripheral blood) is also debatable."
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