How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Stem Cells Are Used To Grow New Teeth

Submitted by on August 5, 2009 – 10:05 pmOne Comment

With the wonders of stem cells back in focus, one would not need dentures anymore when there is a new-fangled technique to grow new teeth. In a revolutionary finding, Japanese scientists have successfully been able to cultivate teeth derived from stem cells. This advancement could make the need for dentures redundant.

The scientists from the University of Tokyo have successfully accomplished producing a tooth germ that is a seed similar part of a tissue that comprises of the cell structure and instructions needed to grow into a tooth. The researchers then transplanted the tooth germ in the jowl bone of a mouse. It was observed that the hormones present in the animal’s body responded positively to the transplant and assisted the growth of the teeth.

This latest research unravels a multifarious procedure that possibly will lead the way to expansion in the area of bioengineered organ replacements.  During the journal proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Takashi Tsuji who directed the research stated that this study has the potential to provide a prologue to the capacity to develop new, completely functional bioengineered organs present within the body using stem cells or other germ cells.

The procedure may well be adapted to various other organs in the body like heart, lungs and kidney that can be grown within the body to reinstate vital organs that may have suffered wear and tear either due to ageing or some ailment.

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