From UGA, ‘fracture putty’ to heal broken bones

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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10 comments Add your comment


February 7th, 2012
10:55 am

But doesn’t bone marrow come from human embryos? OMG!!! :shock:

Look before I leap...

February 7th, 2012
11:14 am

Said research and story should be a political non-starter.

We will see.


February 7th, 2012
11:39 am

I heard that once they get it developed, Nick Saban and Alabama will get all the credit.


February 7th, 2012
11:46 am

I guess the right wing crazies will come out against this. Forget the fact that it can relieve the suffering of the LIVING.


February 7th, 2012
12:13 pm

At least Karen Handel had the backbone to admit her involvement in the Susan G. Komen fiasco, and reisign (might have been pushed). She has exposed executives of the charity to be outright liars when they denied Handel’s involvement or that the policy was directed at Planned Parenthood. There will be more fallout from that.

Policy errors are bad enough, but botched attempted cover-ups are worse.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 7th, 2012
12:33 pm

Well, this ought to take care of those injury problems on the football field. Just slap some of that putty on the guy’s broken arm and send him back to the huddle. Glad to see we’re finally getting our money’s worth from UGA, instead of a bunch of bone-headed graduates that couldn’t pour pee out of a boot with the directions marked on the heel.


February 7th, 2012
1:25 pm

Wonder how long before they’re pitching this stuff on late nite TV ads along with ShamWows. Busted washing machine hose, fix it fast with Fracture Putty!


February 7th, 2012
2:44 pm

Maybe we read different messages from Karen, I thought she said all the changes had been planned and vetted before she got there. Not really admitting involvement now is that?

Maybe UGA could work on putty for fractured logic…


February 7th, 2012
2:55 pm

but GWB told us that stem cell research is bad. how can this be?


February 7th, 2012
3:50 pm

findog posted “Centrist, Maybe we read different messages from Karen, I thought she said all the changes had been planned and vetted before she got there. Not really admitting involvement now is that?”

No doubt she was able to swing a majority of the board to pull the trigger, and is being made the scape goat – other heads should roll, too. She fessed up to 90%, but does point out that they were leaning that way already in the last sentence: “Komen’s decision to change its granting strategy and exit the controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood and its grants was fully vetted by every appropriate level within the organization. At the November Board meeting, the Board received a detailed review of the new model and related criteria. As you will recall, the Board specifically discussed various issues, including the need to protect our mission by ensuring we were not distracted or negatively affected by any other organization’s real or perceived challenges. No objections were made to moving forward. I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen’s future and the women we serve. However, the decision to update our granting model was made before I joined Komen.”