Striking a cord: the donors helping us solve the mysteries of blood

In the Cambridge Biomedical Campus supplement published in the Cambridge Independent in May, Craig Brierley (Head of Research Communications at the University of Cambridge) interviewed research nurse Myrna Maquinana and Principal InvestigatorĀ Dr Elisa LaurentiĀ about their work. Myrna and her team work at the Rosie Hospital and the Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Bank and collect cord blood donations for use in research. Dr Laurenti and her team are one of the groups using the cord blood donations, they are using the blood stem cells in donated cord blood to understand how blood production works. Elisa explains that by building our understanding of the biology of blood stem cells, it may be possible to develop new targets for treatment of blood cancers.

22 Feb 2020