Doctors may soon be able to patch up damaged bones and joints anywhere in the body with a simple shot in the arm.
A team at Keele University is testing injectible stem cells that they say they can control with a magnet.
Once injected these immature cells can be guided to precisely where their help is needed and encouraged to grow new cartilage and bone, work on mice shows.
Think of all the people with knee problems, elbow problems, pains in finger joints, back pains, or other skeletal problems. They will finally become repairable when this biotechnology reaches the market. We should become repairable. We can fix our cars. We should be able to fix ourselves.
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