The health desk at The Atlantic might be looking a little bit like a wood shop, thanks to their reporting on the medical marvels of bone putty:
Researchers at the University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Defense are developing a new “fracture putty” with the aim of significantly shortening the healing time of bone fractures in humans.
The research team is using adult stem cells to produce proteins involved in bone healing and generation. They incorporate these proteins into a gel….
Rats with broken bones were up and walking in two weeks. They expect much the same from humans.