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Stem cells will proliferate by using new molecule

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stem-cells-molecule-gentaurDiscovered a new molecule - the first of its kind that allows multiplication of stem cells from umbilical cord. This discovery is very important as these cells are used for transplantation for the treatment of blood diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The blood from the umbilical cord of the infant is considered an excellent source of hematopoietic stem cells that could be used for transplants.
These stem cells are less likely to cause an adverse reaction by the immunity in the recipient thereof to whom they are transplanted.
Furthermore, unlike the adult stem cells from bone marrow, it is not necessary, and the donor recipient has to have immunological compatibility for successful transplantation.
Such type of treatment, however, can not always lead to successful healing in adults, since the number of the collected stem cells from umbilical cord blood is small and insufficient. Scientists believe that by using the new molecule will be possible multiplication of stem cells to a sufficient quantity for the conduct of successful treatment.
Molecule is called the UM171 and was discovered by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research and immunological and the University of Montreal, Canada.
Doctrine argue that UM171 has the potential to increase the number of blood units, ready for transplant to 10 times.

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