In-depth

Symptoms

Fatigue

Headache

Shortness of breath

Tests and diagnosis

Bone marrow biopsy

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Bone marrow transplant

Stem cells: What they are and what they do

Stem cells are under study to treat diverse conditions from blood cancers to Parkinson's and heart failure. Researchers have uncovered some potential new sources that offer additional opportunities for developing regenerative solutions.

Nov. 24, 2016
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