Study finds stem cells can be manipulated to promote bone growth

April 1, 2015 4:18 PM

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Study finds stem cells can be manipulated to promote bone growth

A new study has identified an enzyme in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that is responsible for creating either bone or fat— a finding that scientists argue may lay the groundwork for new osteoporosis and obesity treatments.

Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, say their findings are preliminary but promising.

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