Every day, stem cells in our bone marrow produce billions of new red blood cells. Any disruption in this process can result in serious disease. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmediz in Berlin and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, have succeeded in furthering our understanding of how blood cells are formed.
Their insights into the molecular foundations of this process may help break new ground in the treatment of certain types of anemia. The results of this study have been published in Cell.