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.

“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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