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Description

This image shows bone formation with blood vessels induced by a type of human stem cells (progenitor cells), as examined in a rodent spinal fusion model. Researchers altered progenitor cells so they made more of a protein known as WISP-1. This protein turns on genes that control bone formation. When the researchers injected the engineered human stem cells into a mouse model of spinal fusion surgery, they saw new bone formation and fusion.

Source
Aaron W. James, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine
ID
7341
Media Type
Scientific Image
Broad Area of Study
Bones