Bone Regeneration Made Possible With Stem Cells

Epibone creates precisely measured scaffolding for stem cells to recreate damaged bone.

The New York-based startup Epibone intends to begin human testing on a procedure that will utilize stem cells to regenerate living bone tissue.  The researchers, originally from Columbia University, will apply autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to nanofiber scaffolding of the desired size and shape and direct the stem cells to differentiate into a physical and genetic replica of the patient’s own bone. Continue reading

Gel-Like Polymers May Improve Stem Cell-Based Therapies.

Scientists are developing a polymeric gel to protect stem cells from trauma during transplant injections.

Complex chemical polymers are currently being developed by scientists at Stanford University to protect and support the proliferation of stem cells during spinal cord transplantation procedures.  The gels are designed to provide padding for the cells during injection, while also varying in viscosity and the biochemical signals contained within to offer stem cells an optimal environment for differentiation. Continue reading

Printing Bone Using Stem Cells; The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Now™

3D printed jawbone and skull scaffolds
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Researchers from University of Nottingham in England had their 3D printing technology on display last week at the Royal Society’s annual Summer Science Exhibition.  This technology is being used to create custom-fitted bone replacements and other body parts.

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Dental Stem Cells Repair Jaw [Mandibular] Bone

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In a follow-up study, stem cells from teeth were found to provide a viable and stable repair mechanism for mandibular bone defects. Three years after the clinical trial was initiated, the bone is still functioning properly.

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Researchers Regenerate Jawbone Utilizing Autologous Stem Cells

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Recent research at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, in partnership with Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., has posited that stem cells may be able to regenerate the jawbone, offering the potential for a treatment that would far surpass any other option the medical field currently has.

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