April 26, 2010
The SEGEN lab recently produced a study which confirms the location of stem cells near cartilage-rich regions in bones. This is a first step in the effort to use bone stem cells to repair malformed, damaged bone.
NICHD Press release: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/releases/042610-bone-stem-cells.cfm
Tsang KM, Starost MF, Nesterova M, Boikos SA, Watkins T, Almeida MQ, Harran M, Li A, Collins MT, Cheadle C, Mertz EL, Leikin S, Kirschner LS, Robey P, Stratakis CA. (2010) Alternate protein kinase A activity identifies a unique population of stromal cells in adult bone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20421483