Canada, there is a lack of blood supply to the brain plays a scientist can turn human skin cells into the blood. With the latest technology, the people who need blood transfusions can get blood from the skin cells themselves.
Researchers in Canada took major steps to be able to convert human skin cells mature directly into the blood. These findings may provide a source of blood is needed not only for surgical or cancer patients, but also patients suffering from blood disorders such as anemia.
This new method looks more promising than previous methods that alter blood from stem cells (stem cells), embryos. This approach was previously considered to be inefficient in converting stem cells into mature cells for transplantation (transplant). In addition, this method produces blood cells, embryos could not be transplanted in the adult body.
“The new method pioneered by Canadian scientists has huge benefits for the production of mature blood cell types I, not the fetal blood cells,” said Cynthia Dunbar, Head of Molecular hematopoiesis of the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, as reported by LiveScience , Monday (08/11/2010).
In this new method, researchers try to look for growth factors (substances that regulate cell division and survival) that directly can reprogram skin cells into blood cells. Thus, the resulting blood cells can be transplanted directly into the adult body.
“We now will continue to work to develop the types of human cells from the skin,” says Mick Bhatia, scientific study leader and director of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University, Canada.
Team Bhatia has made several changes in the skin into the blood more than two years. The research team also uses human skin both young and old to prove that this method works on any age. This study has been reported in the journal Nature on 7 November. Clinical trials will be conducted soon after 2012.
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