Cow Cells Used to Grow New Cartilage For Osteoporosis

cow cell cartilageScienceDaily (2016-01-21)—Swedish researchers have found a way to use cells from cow knee joints to grow healthy cartilage, which may ultimately result in a new way to treat osteoarthritis. Knee replacement is often necessary for people who have significant cartilage damage, yet since artificial joints are only viable for several decades, a longer-lasting solution is needed for young patients. In this experiment, researchers were able to use cartilage cells from cows and grow tissue similar to that present in healthy human joints. Read more

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