1. Viagra shows promise for use in bone marrow transplants  Medical Xpress
  2. Giving Mice Viagra Has Some Unexpected Benefits  IFLScience
  3. How Viagra could boost a widely used blood cancer treatment  FierceBiotech
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Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new, rapid method to obtain donor stem cells for bone marrow transplants using a combination of Viagra and a second drug called Plerixafor.

Viagra shows promise for use in bone marrow transplants

Viagra enhances the effectiveness of bone marrow stem cell mobilizer Plerixafor, bringing it to a similar level to the best existing treatments with fewer A combination of drugs could improve the prospects for bone marrow transplants if mice trials are replicated in humans. That’s great news for cancer patien

Giving Mice Viagra Has Some Unexpected Benefits | IFLScience

Stem cells can save lives for patients with blood cancer, but hurdles remain to effectively harvest them for transplantation. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz found Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra facilitates the release of stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream, which could ease collection.Stem cells can save lives for patients with blood cancer, but hurdles remain to effectively harvest them for transplantation. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz found Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra facilitates the release of stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream, which could ease collection.

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