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Stem Cells Used to Counteract Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Dec 7, 2016 7:10:19 PM

Professor Lars Nielson and his team at the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology are utilizing stem cells to develop a treatment for patients at risk for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN). Neutropenia is caused by the lack of white blood cells. By differentiating stem cells into white blood cells, the treatment reduces the ‘risk’ period of infection and fever following chemotherapy.

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Topics: regenerative therapies, white blood cells, Umbilical cord blood, stem cells, chemically-induced neutropenia

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