Australian Stem Cell Breakthrough Provides Fresh Hope For Treating Blood Cancers, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Study

Published: Oct 18, 2016

Australian scientists could be one step closer to curing leukaemia and other blood disorders, after a major breakthrough in stem cell treatment.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute were able to successfully create blood stem cells in the lab almost identical to those that grow inside a developing embryo.

The groundbreaking discovery could eventually replace bone marrow transplants.

A trio of biology researchers — Dr Elizabeth Ng, Professor Andrew Elefanty and Professor Ed Stanley — led the research and the study was published today in the science journal Nature Biotechnology.

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