You have likely heard of a stem cell transplant and know it can be used as a treatment for certain cancers. But what exactly are stem cells, and how does a stem cell transplant actually work? The infographic below dives into the science behind these special “builder” cells and the wide-reaching potential they have when it comes to modern medicine.
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