Surprising Science – By chance, Thomas Braciale, MD, PhD discovered a new way to spark red blood cell production.

“Scientific discoveries are often the product of painstaking research over years, but once in a while laboratories get lucky.  Such was the case at the University of Virginia’s  Immunology Center, where an effort to better understand the immune system led to a finding that could help treat anemia.”  Sandy Hausman (NPR, WVTF) reported that story on Dec. 3, 2015.

Thomas Braciale’s research is published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.