Bio-scaffold may allow for regrowth of broken bones

02/13/2013 | Medical News Today

Researchers from the U.K. used a method called "solvent blending" to create a degradable, plastic bio-scaffold that can be inserted into broken bones to induce them to regrow. Stem cells from the bone marrow are carried by the blood through the scaffold, where they can attach and generate new bone tissue. The researchers are preparing for human trials. The findings were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.

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