10:45 am February 7, 2012, by jgalloway
Amazing stuff, from this morning’s Athens Banner-Herald:
Broken bones could heal in weeks rather than months with the help of a new stem cell-containing gel that University of Georgia researchers have developed.
“We have a long way to go, but we think it’s promising,” said stem cell researcher Steve Stice, who is working with large-animal surgeon John Peroni, a professor in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
The discovery — which the scientists call “fracture putty” — mixes stem cells derived from bone marrow with a gel that can be applied to fractured bones
Note that said stem cells are derived from bone marrow, not human embryos.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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