Adult Stem Cell Awareness

November 20, 2008

“Living Bandage” Grown from Stem Cells

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 2:08 am

bandageScientists have grown what they call a “living bandage” for a common knee injury using the patient’s own stem cells and will soon begin testing it in human patients:

Scientists at Bristol University have now managed to heal cartilage tissue in a laboratory with stem cells taken from a patient’s own bone marrow. They used the cells to coat a sponge-like scaffold, made from collagen (a fibrous protein) and placed it inside the tear in the cartilage. The stem cells pulled the two pieces of torn cartilage together.

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    Comment by Jill — December 5, 2008 @ 1:45 am | Reply

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