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Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells

Press release issued: 24 March 2017 Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells. The team, from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant, were able to manufacture red blood cells in a more efficient scale than was previously possible. The results, published in

Recipe for tissue repair a skin cell breakthrough

January 18, 2016 10:00am Brigid O’Connell - Herald Sun MELBOURNE researchers have created the “recipe book” for turning skin cells into almost any other cell in the human body. The landmark finding from the international research project paves the way for growing whole organs from human cells, as well as fast-tracking cell regeneration treatments for conditions

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

A number of research studies have shown that coffee helps to protect against breast cancer. A new study led by Lund University, has confirmed that coffee inhibits the growth of tumours and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen. Photo: Helena Wahlman/