burst-forming-unit

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burst-forming-unit

, burst-forming unit,

BFU

A stem cell that produces red blood cell progeny and not blood cells of other lineages.
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We can't do it," BFU spokesperson Germout Freitag told the media.
Among these universities are the University of International Business and Economics and Beijing Foreign Studies (BFU).
Se ensayaron aproximadamente 25 modelos para cada componente de la biomasa del arbol (Bho, Brm, Bfu, Bra) y para la biomasa total del arbol ([B.sub.arbol]).
In a statement, Eurocopter said: "An accident investigation team from Eurocopter is on its way to Scotland to assist the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch and the BFU (German AAIB) in its efforts to investigate the cause of the accident."
The BFU, Germany's air accident investigator, said that during the tail strike, three or four pieces of fuselage came loose, although the passenger cabin was not damaged.
This work was supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovation, Spain (Grants SAF2007-66175 and SAF2010-21879 to EJdelaR and BFU 2007-61055 to FdeP).
Middlesbrough FC Official Supporters' Club set up Boro Fans United (BFU) after the Carling Cup win in Cardiff eight years ago.
Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) officials said after the end of scheduling talks that they were "90 per cent happy" with the team's qualifying calendar.
The pathophysiological role of B19 infection in interference with erythropoesis is due to direct cytopathic effect mediated by VP2 protein of B19 which inhibits colony formation of blast forming units (BFU) in the bone marrow and immunological mediation by cytokines TNF-[alpha] and interferon-y which may even result in pancytopenia8.
While the accident in July 2002 was serious, it was non-fatal, and German investigation agency BFU lowered its priority to concentrate on the mid-air collision over Lake Constance, which had taken place nine days earlier.
Four former soccer referees broke their silence, claiming Lekov and the head of the Bulgarian Football Union's (BFU) referee committee applied pressure on them to fix matches.
"We have asked the under-21s coach Mihail Madanski and former national team assistant coach Tsanko Tsvetanov to assist Matthaus for the next month's qualifier against Wales," BFU president Borislav Mihaylov said.