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A better way to harvest bone marrow: Daniel Kraft on TED.com

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The stem cells found in bone marrow are one of the most valuable resources your body produces (they can help treat terminal diseases such as Alzheimer’s and leukemia), but normally the process of retrieving that marrow is a many-injection procedure that takes time, money … and pain. Physician and innovator Daniel Kraft has revolutionized this process with his minimally-invasive Marrow Miner, which requires only one puncture and accumulates ten times as much marrow compared to the old manner. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 4:14)

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Comments (1)

  • Angela Brandeen commented on Jul 18 2009

    oh my… Is it really true? I have known quite few who really in dire need of that stem cells… But i doubt if they can afford it, I’m sure they would likely not to live than let their left family members invest with the big amount..

    After all, we will be all dying… First Come basis only

    Angela’s Rate