Bacterial Infection Decreases Ability to Produce Blood (image) Kumamoto University Share Print E-Mail Caption Bacterial infection activates hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow and significantly reduces the ability to produce blood through induced proliferation. Credit Professor Hitoshi Takizawa Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in conjunction with the accompanying release, or stories written about the work described in the release with reference to the original work. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.