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06 May 2009 @ 04:58 pm
Bone-repairing stem cell jab hope  
Bone-repairing stem cell jab hope

snippets: "A team at Keele University is testing injectible stem cells that they say they can control with a magnet.

Once injected these immature cells can be guided to precisely where their help is needed and encouraged to grow new cartilage and bone, work on mice shows.

The aim is to treat patients with injuries and arthritis the UK National Stem Cell Network conference heard.

The injection would use the patient's own stem cells, harvested from their bone marrow."