New bio-patch can assist in bone growth

Scientists at the University of Iowa have developed an implantable collagen patch that is seeded synthetic DNA. The patch will essentially instruct the patient’s own cells so that they can produce the protein which will then lead to bone growth.

Don’t you just love the advancements that are made in the name of medical science? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would be pleased to hear about help being on the way for those who lack the quantity of bone to support dental implants, or those who happen to be missing some bone due to a birth defect, as well as others who have suffered from bone-damaging injuries. Scientists over at the University of Iowa have managed to come up with an implantable collagen patch that has been seeded with particles which contain synthetic DNA, where these will be able to instruct the patient’s own cells so that they can produce the protein which will then (keep your fingers crossed) lead to bone growth.

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