Scientists use bioreactor to create duplicate of original bones

03/29/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Scientists at Columbia University have created two bones that are exact replicas of parts of a jaw joint, cultivating them inside a bioreactor using human stem cells. "If we have an anatomically matching scaffold that can host bone cells, this will provide a new way of reconstructing bone and cartilage defects," said a clinical orthopedic surgery professor who was not involved with the research.

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