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January 20, 2015

Stem Cell with Implications for Bone Repair Found in Mice

A research team including NIBIB-funded researchers has identified a stem cell in the bone marrow of mice that is capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage. The newly identified bone stem cell appears to be critical for skeletal development and could be used for novel treatment approaches for osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and bone fractures. Find more information and a video at the Columbia University Medical Center Newsroom.

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Health Terms: 
Osteoporosis,
Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine