Researchers grow teeth in mice

JAPANESE researchers have successfully implanted bio-engineered seed-like tissue into the jaws of mice, growing new teeth for the rodents, according to a study published today.

The study, presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates a technique that could be used to replace other organs.

Biologists have previously cultivated limited tissue in a laboratory and successfully transplanted it into animals.

But the researchers, led by Etsuko Ikeda of the Tokyo University of Science, “explored ways to grow a three-dimensional organ in place, starting with teeth”, the report said.

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Posted via web from John Dierckx

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