Writing in the current issue of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, they describe how the scaffold also allows efficient growth of bone cells
on its surface, thereby meeting the criteria of both strength and biocompatibility needed to be used in patients.
Our results demonstrated that stimulation distinctly increased the bone cells
population in hypophysis as well as in epiphysis.
Working on such a solution is a group of biomedical engineers at Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind., who have demonstrated that bone cells
attach better to metals with rougher surfaces, potentially leading to more natural, longer lasting implants.
Throughout a person's lifetime, bones constantly renew themselves and ageing or damaged bone cells
are replaced by new ones.
Researchers have now shown how a trio of proteins controls whether an embryonic stem cell takes an irreversible step toward developing into specific tissues or retains its raw potential to become a blood cell, bone cell
, brain cell, or any other kind of cell.
The study 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.
The study showed that NELL-1 works by activating the cellular signaling pathway that regulates whether a stem cell differentiates into a bone cell
or a fat cell.
They then analyzed their precise chemical composition, created synthetic versions of them, and examined their effect on bone cell
They used it to stop 96 per cent of bone cancer cells multiplying, while boosting growth of healthy bone cells
[USA], June 20 (ANI): Researchers developed a new drug delivery system with the help of curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully prevents bone cancer cells to spread and promote the growth of healthy bone cells