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6 years ago  ::  Jun 12, 2012 - 4:49PM #1
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More good medical news from our friends in Israel! I hope no one here ever needs a bone replacement but it is nice to know you might soon be able to get an "original equipment" replacement.  Reminds me of the old advertisement "Buy only genuine GM parts"  

Human bones grown from fat in laboratory
Scientists have grown human bone from stem cells in a laboratory.
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The development opens the way for patients to have broken bones repaired or even replaced with entire new ones grown outside the body from a patient's own cells.
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Professor Avinoam Kadouri, head of the scientific advisory board for Bonus BioGroup, said: "There is a need for artificial bones for injuries and in operations.
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Professor Kadouri said work was also under way to grow the soft cartilage at the ends of bones, which is needed if entire bones are to be produced in a laboratory.
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 13, 2012 - 4:23PM #2
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That is really fascinating stuff!  If they can get it right, that would make joint replacement so much eeasier.  And we'd be able to grow new femurs (thighbones) for people:  the metal ones we use currently can't really hold up to the stress as well.


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