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Study Shows That Delivering Stem Cells Improves Repair of Major Bone Injuries in Rats
January 11, 2010
A new study published in PNAS shows that delivering stem cells on a polymer scaffold to treat large areas of missing bone leads to improved bone formation and better mechanical properties compared to treatment with scaffold alone.
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