Mini bone marrow model predicts response to blood disorder treatment

A new miniature 3D model of human bone marrow has just been described. The model may help clinicians predict which patients will benefit from a new therapy for blood platelet disorders, such as Inherited Thrombocytopenias — a group of familial disorders that inhibit the production of platelets. It could also enable further study of these disorders and give scientists a new tool to test experimental treatments.