Posted by: Leslie White | April 1, 2010

Growing human bones!

Crazy new technology. Read it up, fellow readers…this is what they might be replacing our hips when we get old.

http://streetanatomy.com/2010/03/31/bones-grown-from-liposuction-fat/

“Growing plants can be tricky enough, but growing bones seems altogether impossible. Yet that’s exactly what scientists at Columbia University recently accomplished. A group led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic recently used stem cells and liposuctioned fat to grow — yes, grow – actual human bones. Once the process is perfected, it could eliminate the need for titanium bone replacements and painful bone grafts.”

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