June 17, 2008
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have shown that transplanting adult stem cells to broken bones can help to heal fractures in mice.
The researchers took adult stem cells from the bone marrow of mice that had fractured tibia (the long bone of the leg). The cells were engineered to make insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), a potent bone regenerator. When the cells were injected into the… read more