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Stem Cell Sutures

This is kind of brilliant. A team of biomedical undergrads at Johns Hopkins have built a machine which will weave a patient’s stem cells into surgical thread. When used as sutures, the thread delivers stem cells right to the injury, where they can help repair damage and reduce inflammation. They’re looking at it particularly for major orthopedic injuries where there’s a lot of damage and a high risk of re-injury.

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Posted in News, Science July 28th, 2009 by Chip
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