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Osiris Therapeutics Reports Key Findings in SCIENCE Verifying Existence of Adult Stem Cells
...ne marrow stroma, bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligament
and fat. The tissue formation process is called mesengenesis. Osiris Therapeutics is engaged in the development and commercialization of cellular therapeutics for the regeneration and functional restoration of damaged or diseased tissue. Osiris has d...
Tufts University researchers engineer first 'custom-made' human knee ligaments from adult stem cells
...cally and biologically engineering new ones. This ligament
at the center of the knee connects the leg to the ...s' Medical School. Altman has been pioneering the ligament
engineering strategy over the past four years. The Tufts team is developing a patented ACL product t...
New material to patch injured knee ligaments
..., is one of the most common sporting injuries. The ligament
tends to heal by itself, so doctors don't usually resort to surgery. But afterwards it can be weaker and prone to further injury. So Volker Musahl and his postdoc Savio L-Y Woo at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania tried patching up MCL in...
Personal body part grown in a dish
...ecting fat cells or cutting the penis's suspensory ligament
and "pulling out" more of the internal part. Instead, a patient would have penile cells removed by a doctor and, a few weeks later, the organ or parts of it grown using the cells could be surgically implanted. While the particular nature of the resea...
Tufts University bioengineers discover secret of spider, silkworm fiber strength
... ones using silk scaffolding for cell growth. This ligament
at the center of the knee connects the leg to the thigh and stabilizes the knee joint in leg extension and flexion. Approximately 200,000 ACL surgeries were done in the U.S. in 2001, costing an estimated $3.5 billion, plus another $200 million for su...
Human periodontal ligament stem cells isolated for the first time
...cells differentiated into a mixture of periodontal ligament
-including the specific fiber bundles that attach ...ave suspected since the 1970s that the periodontal ligament
might contain its own unique stem cells. But, for a variety of technical reasons, the search had co...
APS recognizes Intel high school finalists for experiments in physiology
...$1,000. She studied whether most anterior cruciate ligament
tears in females result from an enhanced response to relaxin, a polypeptide hormone. Ms. Landstrom used porcine tissues (Achilles tendon strips) in an in vitro study done entirely in her school laboratory. Her paper was entitled, The Effects of the ...