Discovery could power up platelet production to battle blood shortages

discovery could power up platelet production to battle blood shortages

Sumary of Discovery could power up platelet production to battle blood shortages:

  • In babies, megakaryocytes are much better at proliferating — making more megakaryocytes — than they are at making platelets.
  • So platelet numbers go up, but the ability to create new factories slows to a crawl.
  • The discovery could also guide to new treatments for thrombocytopenia, a condition in which the body has too few platelets.
  • It like theyre focused on construction platelet-production factories.

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