Study: Adult stem cells show promise for broken bones

06/17/2008 | Yahoo!

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that transplanting bone marrow-derived adult stem cells that were altered to express insulin-like growth factor 1 boosted healing of fractured bones in mice. The findings could help patients whose broken bones fail to heal, as well as people with osteoporosis and brittle bone disease, the study's senior author said.

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