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Stem cell jab hope for damaged bones

7th April 2009

Researchers at Keele University say they have tested magnet-controlled stem cells which could be used to repair injured bones and joints.

Experiments on mice have shown the cells can be injected and then directed to the required area. Professor Alicia Al Haj said: "We have been able to grow new bone in mice. Now we will look at whether we can repair damaged sites in goats. We should be able to move to human trials within five years." 

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