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Doctors may be able to painlessly reshape cartilage with the technique.
03 April, 2019
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- The application of electrical current can temporarily soften cartilage, allowing it to be manipulated before re-hardening.
- The technique promises to eliminate cutting, scarring, pain, and recovery time.
- So far it's been tested on just one bunny who now has one straight ear and one bent one.
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It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.
21 September, 2018
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- Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
- These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
- The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
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