Best bone growth cells identified

Scientists at Imperial College London compared bone-like material grown from three different cell types taken from mice.

They found that osteoblast bone cells from the skull and bone marrow stem cells both produced tissue with many of the hallmarks of "native" bone, including all-important stiffness.

In contrast, bony material grown from mouse embryonic stem cells was much less stiff and less complex in its mineral composition.

From The Press Association News