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Kyoto University and University of Tokyo researchers have found a way to use artificially created stem cells to produce a large volume of cells from which blood platelets can be derived outside the human body.

The method, which makes use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, may be a boon for people who need repeated blood transfusions, such as blood cancer or aplastic anemia patients, who often suffer from declining bone marrow functions.

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