Students Embed Stem Cells in Sutures to Enhance Healing

suture teamJohns Hopkins biomedical engineering students  have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient’s own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious (orthopedic) injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal  is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury with no change to the surgical procedure itself!

Pretty amazing?

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