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Missing link between blood stem cells, immune system discovered

UCLA researchers have discovered a type of cell that is the “missing link” between bone marrow stem cells and all the cells of the human immune system, a finding that will lead to a greater understanding of how a healthy immune system is produced and how disease can lead to poor immune function.

The research was done using human bone marrow, which contains all the stem cells that produce blood during post-natal life.

“We felt it was especially important to do these studies using human bone marrow, as most research into the development of the immune system has used
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