Protein that speeds bone repair in mice may enhance tissue regeneration

04/29/2010 | MSN

Researchers at Stanford University found that broken bones in mice treated with the Wnt protein healed three times faster than bones in untreated mice. "When we delivered this form of the protein in a little lipid particle to an injury site, we accelerated the healing quite dramatically," said Dr. Jill Helms, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford and senior author of the study. Potential applications include repairing deformed bones, as well as tissue regeneration.

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