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Researchers Make Progress on Developing Bioengineered Teeth

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


NEW YORK, N.Y., USA -- Researchers at the Dental Institute at King’s College London say they’re a step closer to growing human teeth in the lab using cells from the individual who would ultimately receive the tooth as a natural implant, according to Dental Tribune. Led by Professor Paul Sharpe, the research team isolated adult human gingival tissue from dental patients at the institute, grew more of the tissue in the lab, and then combined the tissue with mesenchyme (tooth-forming) cells from mice.

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