Scientists at the University of Nottingham have been researching how to trigger new bone growth in people with osteoporosis using liquid bone tissue created from material containing stem cells. The technique could be used to target specifically weak and fragile bones in those who suffer from osteoporosis to help prevent fractures.
A representative for the University of Nottingham’s team, Dr Ifty Ahmed said he and his team aimed to provide a preventative treatment for fractures associated with osteoporosis. The experimental treatment is yet to be trialed on humans, but if successful would aim to find people at risk and strengthen their bones to avoid fractures from occurring. Previous attempts at regenerating weak bones in sufferers of osteoporosis have failed due to the fragile nature of the stem cells required to do the job.
What an amazing step forward in the fight against osteoporosis.