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Novel gene-encoding bio-patch that can regrow bone

By Maja Bosanac
One Comment10 November 2013

metacarpal-fracturesA group of researchers at the University of Iowa (UI) have developed an implantable bio-patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone in a living body, using existing cells. They put DNA into a nano-sized particle that delivers bone-producing instructions directly into cells. The bio-patch could have several potential uses in dentistry and could also be… »