Cells from cow knee joints used to grow new cartilage tissue in lab

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Jan 22, 7:28 am

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Researchers have successfully used cartilage cells from cow knee joints for cartilage tissue engineering – a finding that could lead to a new cure for osteoarthritis – degenerative joint disease – using stem cell-based tissue engineering.

The research has been published as a doctoral dissertation by Umeå University in Sweden. Articular cartilage is tissue that is found on all the joint surfaces in the body.

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