Fibers injected with stem cells could replace worn cartilage, researchers say

12/23/2013 | Voice of America

A new method to replace worn cartilage is under development at Duke University in collaboration with Harvard University. Interwoven synthetic fibers that are about as thick as human hair are infused with a water-based gel and injected with a patient's stem cells. "What we will be able to do if this succeeds is just remove the worn out cartilage and basically cap it with this material, which would just replace the cartilage itself and leave all the native bone in place," said Duke professor Farshid Guilak, who is part of the research team.

View Full Article in:

Voice of America

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Chicago, IL
Director of Professional Services
Engaging Schools, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Principal at Timberland Charter Academy
Timberland Charter Academy
Muskegon, MI
VP - Partnership Operations
Discovery Communications
Silver Spring, MD