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New insight into how immune cells are formed

05:59 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

In contrast to what has been previously believed, development of blood stem cells into mast cells, a type of specialised immune cell, does not depend on stem cell factor. This has been demonstrated in a new collaborative study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, and published in the scientific journal Blood. The results could pave the way for new treatments for certain types of blood diseases.

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