Scientists grow bone from human embryonic stem cells

A New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) scientist has shown in new research that human embryonic stem cells can be used to grow bone tissue grafts for use in research and potential medical applications. Dr. Darja Marolt, an investigator at the NYSCF, is the lead author of the study, which was published this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It is the first example of using bone cell progenitors derived from human embryonic stem cells to grow compact bone tissue in quantities large enough to repair centimeter-sized defects. When implanted in mice and studied over time, the implanted bone tissue supported blood vessel in-growth, and continued development of normal bone structure, without demonstrating any incidence of tumor growth. This is a significant step forward in using pluripotent stem cells to repair and replace bone tissue in patients, noted the researchers.  Bone replacement therapies are relevant in treating patients with a variety of conditio

Scientists grow bone from human embryonic stem cells

Dr. Darja Marolt, an Investigator at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory, is lead author on a study showing that human embryonic stem cells can be used to grow bone tissue grafts ...

Mon 14 May 12 from Medical Xpress

New York Stem Cell Foundation scientist grows bone from human embryonic stem cells, Mon 14 May 12 from Eurekalert

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Used To Grow Bone Tissue

A New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) scientist has shown in new research that human embryonic stem cells can be used to grow bone tissue grafts for use in research and potential medical applications. ...

Tue 15 May 12 from RedOrbit

Bone grown from human embryonic stem cells

Human embryonic stem cells can now be used to grow bone tissue grafts for use in research and potential therapeutic application. The study is the first example of using bone cell progenitors ...

Mon 14 May 12 from ScienceDaily

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