Dr Chen Zhao | Dr Qianze Dong – The Fine Mechanics of Haematopoiesis
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘The Fine Mechanics of Haematopoiesis ’ https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-018-1614-y
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Haematopoiesis is the process through which cellular blood components are produced. It starts during embryonic development to ensure the production of blood cells such as erythrocytes (red cells), leukocytes (white cells), and platelets and continues throughout our lives. All blood cells derive from haematopoietic stem cells located in the bone marrow and, unfortunately, blood cancers may occur during this process. Whether blood cells become inefficient or grow excessively, the outcomes are usually devastating. Dr Chen Zhao (University of Iowa) and Dr Qianze Dong (China Medical University) are exploring the cellular mechanisms of haematopoietic stem cells.
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