Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 22, 2005
Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise
UCSD scientists describe in the February issue of Nature Methods a process that helps turn embryonic stem cells into the types of specialized cells being sought as possible treatments for dozens of human diseases and health conditions.

New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
Results from a Mayo Clinic laboratory study in animals suggest that using distraction osteogenesis, a procedure that uses the mechanical force of an appliance to lengthen soft tissue and bone, may be a feasible and effective method to repair cleft palate in the future.
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