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Cyrogel sponge slowly releases stem cells to reverse arthritis in mice

Conditions like osteoarthritis are characterized by the deterioration of cartilage in joints, but a new technique involving a cryogel scaffold to assist implanted stem cells could offer a way to reverse the process

With no real forms of treatment other than pain-relieving medications or a full joint replacement, osteoarthritis remains a difficult disorder to tackle, at great pain and discomfort to sufferers. Regenerating the degrading tissue in worn out joints through the use of stem cells is one promising possibility, and scientists in China have just demonstrated how a newly developed “cryogel” can be used to dramatically improve this technique’s effectiveness, by reversing osteoarthritis in mice.

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