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Blood stem cells in action

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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2011

Part of EuroStemCell's 'Discover Stem Cells' lesson for 12-14 year olds. Visit http://www.eurostemcell.org/toolkitit... to find out more.

The clip shows a blood progenitor cell, filmed in the lab as it divides and then differentiates to form macrophages (a type of white blood cells).

Scientific movie description and credit:
Continuous observation of a granulocyte-macrophage progenitor-derived macrophage colony at the single cell level. Reproduced with permission from: Michael A. Rieger, Philipp S. Hoppe, Benjamin M. Smejkal, Andrea C. Eitelhuber, Timm Schroeder, Hematopoietic Cytokines Can Instruct Lineage Choice, Science 325, 217 (2009); DOI: 10.1126/science.1171461.

Copyright Timm Schroeder.

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