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23
Sep

Scientists are developing a paste made up of stem cells encased in hollow spheres bone mineral which they hope will help regenerate thinning bones using a simple injection.

A liquid bone tissue is being developed by scientists that could help regenerate weak and fragile bones in patients suffering from osteoporosis. The paste is made up of porous calcium phosphate microspheres which contain stem cells to trigger new bone growth.

The treatment is being developed by a team from the University of Nottingham who hope to target the growing number of older people at risk of fracture, reducing hospital visits and easing the financial burden on the health system. The experimental treatment has not yet been trialled on humans. To read more click here.