Research from the Linheng Li Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators published online July 31, 2018, in Cell Research has revealed that reducing the function of a protein in human umbilical cord adult blood-forming stem cells allowed those cells to expand. These findings could provide an approach for bridging the adult blood-forming stem cell treatment gap for conditions like leukemia, blood disorders, immune system diseases, and other types of cancers, and may also be more broadly applicable to other types of adult stem cells.

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