The birth and engraftment of a blood stem cell | Boston Children’s Hospital


When a patient receives a bone marrow transplant, the transplanted blood stem cells find their home, begin dividing and establish themselves in the body much like natural blood stem cells do.

This zebrafish animation illustrates findings from the Stem Cell Research Program at Boston Children’s Hospital that reveal this natural process for the first time, providing clues that will help scientists improve bone marrow transplants.

Leonard Zon, MD, and colleagues published their full findings in the January 15, 2015 issue of Cell.

2 thoughts on “The birth and engraftment of a blood stem cell | Boston Children’s Hospital

    • Your most welcome Leila. It had the same effect on me. That’s why I had to include it. Please continue to share you best teaching practices. Thanks again for supporting getting teachers and kids excited about science through STAOBlog.

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