|archmage||Date: Monday, 05-August-2013, 0:16 AM | Message # 1|
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|(Medical Xpress)—How to grow new teeth for people who are missing teeth because of old age, accidents, or disease has been an area of interest among researchers. Scientists in China say they have grown teeth out of human urine. The announcement was made Tuesday about their research results, published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Cell Regeneration journal. They were able to generate the structures from human urine induced pluripotent stem cells. |
Duanqing Pei from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, and his colleagues developed a tissue culture system where urine was a starting point of cells that could be grown into teeth. In their paper, "Generation of tooth-like structures from integration-free human urine induced pluripotent stem cells" the authors, inglei Cai, Yanmei Zhang, Pengfei Liu, Shubin Chen, Xuan Wu, Yuhua Sun, Ang Li, Ke Huang, Rongping Luo, Lihui Wang, Ying Liu, Ting Zhou, Shicheng Wei, Guangjin Pan and Duanqing Pei wrote,"Here we describe the generation of tooth-like structures from integration-free human urine induced pluripotent stem cells (ifhU-iPSCs)."
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