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The Future is Now for Immunology Research - R & D Magazine


R & D Magazine
People living with autoimmune diseases just want to feel better. While most of us can trust our immune systems to identify and attack only the unwelcome invaders—like bacteria or viruses—for reasons we don't yet fully understand, some patients ...

Evolution's Worst Mistake? How About External Testicles? - Undark Magazine


Undark Magazine
Evolution could have simply tweaked the parameters of sperm development so the ideal temperature of its enzymatic and cellular processes was the same as the rest of the body's processes. Hematopoiesis, the creation of new blood cells, is a close ...

Neuron Guidance Factor Found to Play a Key Role in Immune Cell Function - Scicasts (press release) (blog)


Scicasts (press release) (blog)
Macrophages are white blood cells involved in a variety of biological functions, from destroying infectious pathogens to repairing damaged tissue. To carry out their different roles, macrophages must first be activated and transformed into different ...

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Insurance Against Future Diseases?

San Francisco - United States

Researchers are continuing to seek answers to the scientific and ethical questions surrounding this experimental and controversial medical procedure. Article by Holly Wagner of USA Today magazine online.

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Detailed information on cord blood donation from the National Marrow Donor Program. Links on this page lead to longer explanations and to an extensive list of cord banks, both NMDP members and others.

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