segunda-feira, 2 de junho de 2014

Scientists create human cartilage in lab

For the first time, scientists from Columbia University, in the United States, were able to reproduce human cartilage in lab.

This cartilage is still far from being able to be applied to treatments, but is a critical first step:

"We have the technology and the expertise, but we are not yet in a position to apply to patients. There's a lot of work to do preclinical until that happens, "explains Professor of biomedical engineering, Gordana Vunjak Novakovic.

Cartilage is a tissue of the human body simple but very important, is the only one who has no blood vessels or nerves and is critical to protect the ends of the bones and joints.

It is a fabric that is not healing when damaged must be replaced.

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