Scientists create hemangioblasts, could allow universal donor blood cells for transfusions

05/7/2007 | USA Today

Researchers using human embryonic stem cells created billions of hemangioblasts, or cells that help build blood and arteries, to treat diabetes and repair blood vessels in mice. The scientists said they hope to create similar precursor cells in humans for testing next year, eventually making possible large stores of universal donor blood cells for emergency transfusions.

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