Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 05 December 2011 08:46
Teeth may be the solution to spinal cord injuries.
Scientists concluded that teeth have the potential to repair broken spines at some point, thanks to a study that included stem cells and broken spines in rats.
The researchers were from Nagoya University in Japan. They infused dental stem cells into the spinal cord tissues of rats with broken backs. They discovered that dental pulp kept the cells alive. They also regenerated damaged nerves, allowing new cells to grow and aid the spinal cord.