Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic [a member of StemSave’s Scientific Advisory Council] and her colleagues at Columbia University have created living jaw bone from stem cells paving the way for regenerative therapies in facial reconstruction. Using a CT scan to create a 3D image of each jaw, the team created a scaffold that, when infused with stem cells, formed new bone identical to the original.
The process was developed using Yucatan mini-pigs as they have similar jaw anatomies to that of humans. Following the implantation of the new bone, the grafts maintained their anatomical structure and integrated with the animal’s own tissues. None of the subjects experienced rejection as the procedure utilized the pigs own [autologous] stem cells. Given the complexity of the jaw bone, this successful advancement in biomedical engineering had broad implications for the treatment of bone trauma and degradation throughout the human body.
As treatments emerge, we believe the best stem cells to use will be the patient’s own [autologous stem cells] as this negates the need to find a suitable donor and eliminates the chances of rejection of the transplanted tissue. To learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells to insure your future health, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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