Researchers use stem cells to grow human bone

05/8/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Researchers have grown human bone tissue in the lab and transplanted it into live mice. A team at the New York Stem Cell Foundation seeded stem cells derived from skin cells into a bioscaffold to form the bone structure, according to the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Twelve weeks following the transplant, the tissue had matured and blood vessels were integrating with the new bone. The method will be tested further in animals.

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