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New Method Developed to Expand Blood Stem Cells for Bone Marrow Transplant, Weill Cornell Medical College Study  
3/22/2013 7:31:21 AM

More than 50,000 stem cell transplants are performed each year worldwide. A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators may have solved a major issue of expanding adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) outside the human body for clinical use in bone marrow transplantation -- a critical step towards producing a large supply of blood stem cells needed to restore a healthy blood system.