For the first time grown living bone tissue

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2017-09-14 10:00:05

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For the first time grown living bone tissue

For the First time in the modern history of transplantation, the scientists managed to grow the real bone tissue. These successes scientists from Scotland and Ireland. According to the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, it may be a real breakthrough in medicine.

Every year millions of people pass through the complex surgery, often requiring removal of bone. The aid can come artificial transplant that replace the joints and some bones. But in this case you need to be wary of graft rejection. Another thing, if used for transplant «almost their» bones. And this is something similar created by scientists from UK.

Experts from the University of Glasgow have managed to successfully turn stem, taken from the bone marrow of a human, the bone cells with the smallest vibration, providing a thousand "beats" per second. Bone tissue grown in a Petri dish, using technology originally developed by astronomers to detect gravitational waves. The result has been to create three-dimensional samples of mineralized bone.

It is Worth noting that today, even minor injuries of the bones or joints patients need «to give» a piece of bone from my hip to create biotransplant, which is a very painful and extremely risky procedure. Such surgery is often required for the elderly, and persons injured in accidents or suffered other trauma (e.g., military, victims of mines).

At the moment, started animal experiments and, as certified specialists, clinical trials involving humans will begin in three years. Moreover, in 2020, experts expect to recover through its technology arm bone of the patient. In the long run, after about 10 years, this technique can enter clinical practice.

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