Bone stem cells located (NIH)

In studies of adult mice, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have identified the presence of stem cells in several locations — in in the spine, at the end of the shins and in cartilage-rich areas of other bones. Moreover, the researchers have identified the genetic factors that control the growth of these stem cells. 

The research brings the potential closer to reality in controlling the bone stromal cells to repair diseased or damaged bone defects.

The research findings are published in the April 26 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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