A bio patch that can regrow bone

A bio patch that can regrow bone

Researchers at the University of Iowa have created a bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells. The bone-regeneration kit relies on a collagen platform seeded...
3-D printer makes bone-like material

3-D printer makes bone-like material

It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone. And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopedic procedures,...

Scientists reveal new insights into tendon injury

Scientists have discovered how tendons — the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone — become damaged through injury or the ageing process in what could lead to new treatments for people with tendon problems.
The University of Manchester t…

How long do stem cells live?

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 1, 2011 — When patients receive a bone marrow transplant, they are getting a new population of hematopoietic stem cells. Fresh stem cells are needed when a patient is low on red blood cells, as in anemia, or white blood cel…

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