Step forward in use of mesenchymal stem cells, especially for bone

There’s another interesting article on Biosingularity about the application of mesenchymal stem cells to bone regeneration, which also shows promise for tissue engineering in general.

Biosingularity » Blog Archive » Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone

In a significant advance for regenerative medicine, researchers at Rice University have discovered a new way to culture adult stem cells from bone marrow such that the cells themselves produce a growth matrix that is rich in important biochemical growth factors.