Published in Blood Weekly, November 9th, 2006
In a recent article published in the journal Spine, scientists in the United States conducted a study to "evaluate the in vitro interactions between human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and degenerative disc cells" and to "demonstrate the potential of MSCs in regulating the extracellular matrix synthesis of degenerative disc cells.
"Culture of degenerative disc cells followed by their reinsertion into a disc can retard the degeneration process in an animal model. However, harvesting cells without accelerating degeneration is problematic. Autologous MSCs can be...
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